Pilgrims of the Night (1921)

Melodrama | 26 September 1921

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HISTORY

The 11 Jun 1921 Moving Picture World noted that production began at the Brunton studio in Hollywood on a film adapted from E. Phillips Oppenheim's novel, The Passers-By. However, the film would be retitled "because another picture has already been made under that name." The 30 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News announced that "production work has been ... More Less

The 11 Jun 1921 Moving Picture World noted that production began at the Brunton studio in Hollywood on a film adapted from E. Phillips Oppenheim's novel, The Passers-By. However, the film would be retitled "because another picture has already been made under that name." The 30 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News announced that "production work has been completed." More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
30 Jul 1921
p. 689.
Moving Picture World
11 Jun 1921
p. 619.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Passers-By by Edward Phillips Oppenheim (Boston, 1910).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Passers-By
The Passersby
Release Date:
26 September 1921
Production Date:
May - July 1921
Copyright Claimants:
J. L. Frothingham J. L. Frothingham
Copyright Dates:
14 August 1921 5 November 1921
Copyright Numbers:
LP16874 LP17387
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,772
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Philip Champion, the son of a British earl, is exiled to Paris after having served a prison term to shield his wife and there forms an alliance with his brother-in-law, Marcel, who conducts a fashionable gambling establishment as the head of a band of criminals. Marcel is arrested and sent to prison, and Champion escapes. Ambrose, a hunchbacked street musician, escapes with Christine, Champion's daughter, and frames Champion for robbery. While visiting Marcel, whom she believes to be her father, Christine swears to kill Champion. Gilbert Hannaway, an amateur criminologist, informs her in London that the man she seeks is now Lord Ellingham; however, in an attempt on his life, she discovers that he is her true father. Marcel escapes but is killed by Ambrose, who also dies, and the money is recovered from his street organ by a monkey. Hannaway and Christine become ... +


Philip Champion, the son of a British earl, is exiled to Paris after having served a prison term to shield his wife and there forms an alliance with his brother-in-law, Marcel, who conducts a fashionable gambling establishment as the head of a band of criminals. Marcel is arrested and sent to prison, and Champion escapes. Ambrose, a hunchbacked street musician, escapes with Christine, Champion's daughter, and frames Champion for robbery. While visiting Marcel, whom she believes to be her father, Christine swears to kill Champion. Gilbert Hannaway, an amateur criminologist, informs her in London that the man she seeks is now Lord Ellingham; however, in an attempt on his life, she discovers that he is her true father. Marcel escapes but is killed by Ambrose, who also dies, and the money is recovered from his street organ by a monkey. Hannaway and Christine become engaged. +

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Partially Viewed
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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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