Let Women Alone (1925)

Comedy-drama | 4 January 1925

Director:

Paul Powell

Writer:

Frank Woods

Producer:

Frank Woods

Cinematographer:

Joseph Walker

Production Company:

Peninsula Studios, Inc.
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HISTORY

An article in the 12 Jul 1924 Moving Picture World noted that On the Shelf was filmed at the Peninsula Studios in San Mateo, CA, a suburb of San Francisco.
       The film also was known as On the Shelf, On the Dotted Line, and The Dotted Line , but copyright records list the film's release title as Let Women Alone! ... More Less

An article in the 12 Jul 1924 Moving Picture World noted that On the Shelf was filmed at the Peninsula Studios in San Mateo, CA, a suburb of San Francisco.
       The film also was known as On the Shelf, On the Dotted Line, and The Dotted Line , but copyright records list the film's release title as Let Women Alone! . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Moving Picture World
12 Jul 1924
p. 152.
Variety
28 Jan 1928
p. 43.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Tech dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "On the Shelf" by Viola Brothers Shore in Saturday Evening Post (22 Jul 1922).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
On the Dotted Line
On the Shelf
The Dotted Line
Release Date:
4 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Peninsula Studios, Inc.
Copyright Date:
13 January 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21027
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,620
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After her husband is reported lost at sea, Beth Wylie supports herself and her little daughter with the proceeds of a small interior decorating shop. Beth falls in love with Tom Benham, an insurance agent, and gives his bored mother a job as her assistant. Attempting to sell insurance to gruff Commodore Gordon, Beth's uncle, Tom announces his intention to marry her. The commodore disapproves and sets out to ruin Beth's business. Beth's husband turns out to be alive, engaged in smuggling Chinese into California on a schooner. Wylie kidnaps his wife and sets sail, but the commodore and Tom give chase in a tug. In a thrilling battle, Wylie is killed and Beth is rescued. Tom sells the commodore life insurance and obtains his blessing for a marriage to ... +


After her husband is reported lost at sea, Beth Wylie supports herself and her little daughter with the proceeds of a small interior decorating shop. Beth falls in love with Tom Benham, an insurance agent, and gives his bored mother a job as her assistant. Attempting to sell insurance to gruff Commodore Gordon, Beth's uncle, Tom announces his intention to marry her. The commodore disapproves and sets out to ruin Beth's business. Beth's husband turns out to be alive, engaged in smuggling Chinese into California on a schooner. Wylie kidnaps his wife and sets sail, but the commodore and Tom give chase in a tug. In a thrilling battle, Wylie is killed and Beth is rescued. Tom sells the commodore life insurance and obtains his blessing for a marriage to Beth. +

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