THE PERILS OF PAULINE's producers knew what they were doing when they hired many old-time silent screen comics for this partly fabricated biography of Pearl White, the "Queen of the Serials." Betty Hutton plays the role of White, a young extra who went from $5 a day to stardom and
retired happily with a huge fortune in less than a decade. A former circus performer, White went to work as a secretary after hurting her spine falling off a horse, and was later spotted by a producer who cast her in a three-reeler, THE LIFE OF BUFFALO BILL, when the lead actress fell ill. That
led to her meeting with Louis Gasnier, who cast her in his "Perils of Pauline serial." This fil...