In 1915, Cathrine Countiss starred in a five-reel silent film The Barrier Between based on the stage play The Avalanche. It is a sordid tale of love and betrayal, set amongst stock market boom and bust. Sadly, only the first and last reels of the film have survived and can only be found in the Silent FIlm Archives of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. They are the property of the Donald Nichol Collection of the American Film Institute.
We recently traveled to Washington and acquired a digital copy of the two reels. We are pleased to present them for your enjoyment. Please share this link with your friends and on social media in memory of Birdie Sherman Crooks aka Cathrine Countiss.