The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925)

Drama | 1 November 1925

Director:

Tom Forman

Writer:

Marion Orth

Cinematographer:

Sol Polito

Editor:

Ralph Dixon

Production Designer:

Edward Withers

Production Company:

Hunt Stromberg Productions
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HISTORY

John A. Morosco's novel was also the basis of the 1920 Jesse D. Hampton production Dice of Destiny , directed by Henry King and starring H. B. Warner and Lillian Rich (see ... More Less

John A. Morosco's novel was also the basis of the 1920 Jesse D. Hampton production Dice of Destiny , directed by Henry King and starring H. B. Warner and Lillian Rich (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
13 Dec 1925
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Yonkers (NY) Statesman
16 Nov 1925.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The People Against Nancy Preston by John A. Moroso (New York, 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Cinema Corp. of America
Copyright Date:
26 October 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21945
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,638
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After his release from Sing Sing, Bill Preston is unable to go straight as he is constantly hounded by "Gloomy Gus," an operative of the Tierney Detective Agency. Bill is killed during a bank robbery, and his wife Nancy and son Bubsy are taken into the protection of Mike Horgan, Bill's friend from Sing Sing who had studied medicine part-time. Eluding "Gloomy Gus," Mike obtains a job in a factory but is arrested and sent to jail for robbery; Nancy, a former underworld character known as "Straw Nancy," is also arrested but is freed. Falsely accused of the murder of Pasquale, a fence for cheap crooks who tried to abuse her, she escapes. She is joined by Mike when he breaks out of prison. They go to a small town, and there Mike begins to practice medicine under his real name, Stafford. Tierney discovers the pair but falls ill and is nursed back to health by Mike and Nancy. When "Gloomy Gus" arrives with a warrant, he experiences a change of heart and proves Nancy's innocence. Mike and Nancy then ... +


After his release from Sing Sing, Bill Preston is unable to go straight as he is constantly hounded by "Gloomy Gus," an operative of the Tierney Detective Agency. Bill is killed during a bank robbery, and his wife Nancy and son Bubsy are taken into the protection of Mike Horgan, Bill's friend from Sing Sing who had studied medicine part-time. Eluding "Gloomy Gus," Mike obtains a job in a factory but is arrested and sent to jail for robbery; Nancy, a former underworld character known as "Straw Nancy," is also arrested but is freed. Falsely accused of the murder of Pasquale, a fence for cheap crooks who tried to abuse her, she escapes. She is joined by Mike when he breaks out of prison. They go to a small town, and there Mike begins to practice medicine under his real name, Stafford. Tierney discovers the pair but falls ill and is nursed back to health by Mike and Nancy. When "Gloomy Gus" arrives with a warrant, he experiences a change of heart and proves Nancy's innocence. Mike and Nancy then marry. +

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