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The Mar—Apr 1923 issue of Moving Picture World announced that film executive Joseph M. Schenck had acquired motion picture rights to the successful Broadway play, Secrets— which was currently running at the Fulton Theatre in New York City—as vehicle for his wife, Norma Talmadge.
       According to the 12 Mar 1924 FD, Secrets was set to open 20 Mar 1924 at the Criterion Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, while the 13 Feb 1924 issue reported a 23 Mar 1924 premiere at the Astor Theatre in New York City.
       Voted one of the “Top Best Features” of 1924 by the 1929 Film Daily Year Book, as reported in the Feb 7, 1930 FD. ... More Less

The Mar—Apr 1923 issue of Moving Picture World announced that film executive Joseph M. Schenck had acquired motion picture rights to the successful Broadway play, Secrets— which was currently running at the Fulton Theatre in New York City—as vehicle for his wife, Norma Talmadge.
       According to the 12 Mar 1924 FD, Secrets was set to open 20 Mar 1924 at the Criterion Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, while the 13 Feb 1924 issue reported a 23 Mar 1924 premiere at the Astor Theatre in New York City.
       Voted one of the “Top Best Features” of 1924 by the 1929 Film Daily Year Book, as reported in the Feb 7, 1930 FD. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Feb 1924.
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Film Daily
12 Mar 1924
p. 2.
Film Daily
7 Feb 1930
p. 8.
Moving Picture World
Mar--Apr 1923.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
20 March 1924
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 20 March 1924
New York premiere: 24 March 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph M. Schneck
Copyright Date:
11 February 1924
Copyright Number:
LP19901
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,363
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary Carlton, an old lady, falls asleep while sitting up with her sick husband, John, and dreams of her girlhood in England, her elopement with John to America, their life on a ranch in the West, their return to England--rich and famous--and her devotion to him when he is unfaithful. She awakens and finds that her husband has passed the ... +


Mary Carlton, an old lady, falls asleep while sitting up with her sick husband, John, and dreams of her girlhood in England, her elopement with John to America, their life on a ranch in the West, their return to England--rich and famous--and her devotion to him when he is unfaithful. She awakens and finds that her husband has passed the crisis. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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