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The 24 Dec 1921 Moving Picture World reported that filming "started this week at the Louis B. Mayer studios."
       The film was copyrighted as 7 reels. The 23 Jun 1922 Var review mistakenly called it One Clean Call ... More Less

The 24 Dec 1921 Moving Picture World reported that filming "started this week at the Louis B. Mayer studios."
       The film was copyrighted as 7 reels. The 23 Jun 1922 Var review mistakenly called it One Clean Call . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
25 Jun 1922.
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Moving Picture World
24 Dec 1921
p. 937.
New York Times
19 Jun 1922
p. 34.
Variety
23 Jun 1922
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1922
Premiere Information:
Chicago premiere: ca20 May 1922
Production Date:
began late December 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Louis B. Mayer Productions
Copyright Date:
21 June 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17983
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,450
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a small town in Alabama, Henry Garnett operates a disreputable cafe and gambling establishment, unbeknownst to his blind mother who thinks him dead; yet his childhood friend, Dr. Alan Hamilton, continues to befriend the outcast. Hamilton is attracted to Faith, a young mother he attends at the hospital who decides to settle in the town; but she refuses his attentions because of her past. When the Ku Klux Klan raids the Owl with the intention of lynching Garnett, who is fatally ill, Hamilton induces the raiders to desist; and he explains to Faith that he must find Garnett's wife before Garnett dies. Learning that Faith is the missing wife, Hamilton, drunk, becomes remorseful over the betrayal of his friend. When called upon to operate on a child, however, he is sobered by the crisis and delivers Faith to her husband, who exhorts Hamilton to care for her and later takes poison. Hamilton and Faith are united, and Mother Garnett retains her belief in the nobility of her dead ... +


In a small town in Alabama, Henry Garnett operates a disreputable cafe and gambling establishment, unbeknownst to his blind mother who thinks him dead; yet his childhood friend, Dr. Alan Hamilton, continues to befriend the outcast. Hamilton is attracted to Faith, a young mother he attends at the hospital who decides to settle in the town; but she refuses his attentions because of her past. When the Ku Klux Klan raids the Owl with the intention of lynching Garnett, who is fatally ill, Hamilton induces the raiders to desist; and he explains to Faith that he must find Garnett's wife before Garnett dies. Learning that Faith is the missing wife, Hamilton, drunk, becomes remorseful over the betrayal of his friend. When called upon to operate on a child, however, he is sobered by the crisis and delivers Faith to her husband, who exhorts Hamilton to care for her and later takes poison. Hamilton and Faith are united, and Mother Garnett retains her belief in the nobility of her dead son. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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