Perch of the Devil (1927)

Melodrama | 6 March 1927

Director:

King Baggot

Writer:

Mary O'Hara

Cinematographer:

Charles Stumar

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
23 Jan 1927.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Perch of the Devil by Gertrude Franklin Atherton (New York, 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 March 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 September 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23106
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,807
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ida, a mining-camp girl, marries young engineer Gregory Compton, and they move to his ranch in Butte, where he is prospecting for gold. She complains bitterly of the lonely life, and when Ora Blake, a wealthy young widow, stops at the ranch she sympathizes with Ida and at the same time captivates Gregory. With Gregory's consent Ora takes Ida to Europe. There Ida's horizon expands, and she wins the love of Lord Mobray. She soon tires of European society, however, and yearns to return to Gregory. News arrives of Gregory's discovery of gold, but the perfidious Ora changes the wording of Ida's cabled reply so as to make her appear mercenary. Returning to Butte with Ora--crestfallen to learn of Greg's bitterness concerning their estrangement--Ida learns from Lord Mobray of her companion's perfidy, and she attacks her at the mine. Greg is forced to dynamite a mine shaft, thus flooding the tunnel in which Ida and Ora are struggling; Ida saves Ora, and Greg comes to the rescue. Greg repents and is reunited with his ... +


Ida, a mining-camp girl, marries young engineer Gregory Compton, and they move to his ranch in Butte, where he is prospecting for gold. She complains bitterly of the lonely life, and when Ora Blake, a wealthy young widow, stops at the ranch she sympathizes with Ida and at the same time captivates Gregory. With Gregory's consent Ora takes Ida to Europe. There Ida's horizon expands, and she wins the love of Lord Mobray. She soon tires of European society, however, and yearns to return to Gregory. News arrives of Gregory's discovery of gold, but the perfidious Ora changes the wording of Ida's cabled reply so as to make her appear mercenary. Returning to Butte with Ora--crestfallen to learn of Greg's bitterness concerning their estrangement--Ida learns from Lord Mobray of her companion's perfidy, and she attacks her at the mine. Greg is forced to dynamite a mine shaft, thus flooding the tunnel in which Ida and Ora are struggling; Ida saves Ora, and Greg comes to the rescue. Greg repents and is reunited with his wife. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


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