The Power of a Lie (1923)

Drama | 7 January 1923

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DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1923
Premiere Information:
Chicago opening: ca24 December 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures
Copyright Date:
29 December 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18545
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,910
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At a wild surprise party John Hammond signs a note for his struggling friend, architect Richard Burton, but later denies his presence at the affair in order to preserve his reputation. Richard consequently is tried for forgery and deserted by all save Betty Hammond, his sweetheart and John's sister. John confesses to his lie just as the jury is about to deliberate, thus exonerating ... +


At a wild surprise party John Hammond signs a note for his struggling friend, architect Richard Burton, but later denies his presence at the affair in order to preserve his reputation. Richard consequently is tried for forgery and deserted by all save Betty Hammond, his sweetheart and John's sister. John confesses to his lie just as the jury is about to deliberate, thus exonerating Richard. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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