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The 2 Dec 1922 Universal Weekly reported that George Archinbaud were starting production on Flesh, the first working title of The Midnight Guest. It would later be changed temporarily to One Dark Night. ... More Less

The 2 Dec 1922 Universal Weekly reported that George Archinbaud were starting production on Flesh, the first working title of The Midnight Guest. It would later be changed temporarily to One Dark Night. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Universal Weekly
2 Dec 1922
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Flesh
One Dark Night
Release Date:
19 March 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 17 March 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures
Copyright Date:
20 February 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18711
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,795
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gabrielle is caught while attempting to rob the home of philanthropist William Chatfield, but, rather than turn her over to the police, Chatfield offers her a home and rehabilitation. His cynical friend John Dryden scoffs at the idea and later proposes to Gabrielle that she be his mistress. Although Gabrielle is attracted to Dryden, she scorns his offer and undergoes a transformation while he hunts in the Congo. There is a rather vague ending in which Dryden returns, gives a wild party, is shot, changes his attitude, and declares his love for Gabrielle. "... The spectator is left slightly in doubt as to whether the heroine married the kindly philanthropist ... or the super-cynic ... ." ( Exhibitors Trade Review, 31 Mar 1923.) It is suggested, however, that Dryden won the ... +


Gabrielle is caught while attempting to rob the home of philanthropist William Chatfield, but, rather than turn her over to the police, Chatfield offers her a home and rehabilitation. His cynical friend John Dryden scoffs at the idea and later proposes to Gabrielle that she be his mistress. Although Gabrielle is attracted to Dryden, she scorns his offer and undergoes a transformation while he hunts in the Congo. There is a rather vague ending in which Dryden returns, gives a wild party, is shot, changes his attitude, and declares his love for Gabrielle. "... The spectator is left slightly in doubt as to whether the heroine married the kindly philanthropist ... or the super-cynic ... ." ( Exhibitors Trade Review, 31 Mar 1923.) It is suggested, however, that Dryden won the bride. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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