The Miracle Baby (1923)

Western | 19 August 1923

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HISTORY

Principal photography took place in the spring of 1923, with 24 and 31 Mar 1923 Motion Picture News briefs indicating that cast and crew filmed “snow scenes” in Truckee, CA. The company returned to the Film Booking Offices (F.B.O.) studios the week of 14 Apr 1923, and production continued for another month. A 26 May 1923 Motion Picture News item indicated that filming had ended. Following a 9 Aug 1923 screening at Loew’s in New York City, a 30 Aug 1923 Var review described the picture as “average” and somewhat predictable. ...

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Principal photography took place in the spring of 1923, with 24 and 31 Mar 1923 Motion Picture News briefs indicating that cast and crew filmed “snow scenes” in Truckee, CA. The company returned to the Film Booking Offices (F.B.O.) studios the week of 14 Apr 1923, and production continued for another month. A 26 May 1923 Motion Picture News item indicated that filming had ended. Following a 9 Aug 1923 screening at Loew’s in New York City, a 30 Aug 1923 Var review described the picture as “average” and somewhat predictable.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Motion Picture News
24 Mar 1923
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Motion Picture News
31 Mar 1923
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Motion Picture News
14 Apr 1923
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Motion Picture News
26 May 1923
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Variety
30 Aug 1923
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Miracle Baby," by Frank Richardson Pierce in American Magazine (Nov 1921).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 August 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 9 Aug 1923
Production Date:
Mar-May 1923
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
R-C Pictures
6 August 1923
LP19281
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,336
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Metalurgist Neil Allison is tricked into assaying some false samples from a young crook's mine. When Neil sees that he has been duped, a quarrel ensues, and Starke, the youth, is stabbed by an unknown assassin. Neil runs away thinking he has committed murder and becomes the unwitting partner of the victim's father. They adopt a baby, and events take them to town, where Allison is cleared of the murder ...

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Metalurgist Neil Allison is tricked into assaying some false samples from a young crook's mine. When Neil sees that he has been duped, a quarrel ensues, and Starke, the youth, is stabbed by an unknown assassin. Neil runs away thinking he has committed murder and becomes the unwitting partner of the victim's father. They adopt a baby, and events take them to town, where Allison is cleared of the murder charge.

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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