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The 9 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News reported that David Kirkland was engaged to direct Arc Angel, the working title of The Rowdy. The following week, he was "using all the fishing boats in San Pedro harbor" (CA), according to the 16 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News.
       Several sources credit Cunningham with scenario; Universal records show ... More Less

The 9 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News reported that David Kirkland was engaged to direct Arc Angel, the working title of The Rowdy. The following week, he was "using all the fishing boats in San Pedro harbor" (CA), according to the 16 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News.
       Several sources credit Cunningham with scenario; Universal records show Schroeder. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
9 Jul 1921
p. 382.
Motion Picture News
16 Jul 1921
p. 684.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Ark Angel" by Hamilton Thompson in The Saturday Evening Post (publication date undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Arc Angel
The Ark Angel
Release Date:
19 September 1921
Production Date:
July 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Copyright Date:
26 August 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16897
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,974
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Captain Purcell, a retired New England skipper, finds Kit as a baby in a storm and adopts the child, who grows up to be an adventurous youngster of the docks. One evening, years later, she boards a fishing boat to break up a poker game and extricate the husband of a weeping woman. There she is taken prisoner by Capt. Burt Kincaid, who tries to force his attentions on her, but when she proves her courage he admires and comes to love her. When it is discovered that she is the daughter of the Hamptons, a wealthy family, Kit becomes a woman of fashion but longs for her former life and Captain Burt. It develops, however, that she is not a member of the Hampton family but only a daughter of their former maid, and she joyfully returns to ... +


Captain Purcell, a retired New England skipper, finds Kit as a baby in a storm and adopts the child, who grows up to be an adventurous youngster of the docks. One evening, years later, she boards a fishing boat to break up a poker game and extricate the husband of a weeping woman. There she is taken prisoner by Capt. Burt Kincaid, who tries to force his attentions on her, but when she proves her courage he admires and comes to love her. When it is discovered that she is the daughter of the Hamptons, a wealthy family, Kit becomes a woman of fashion but longs for her former life and Captain Burt. It develops, however, that she is not a member of the Hampton family but only a daughter of their former maid, and she joyfully returns to Burt. +

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