The Silver Car (1921)

Melodrama | June 1921

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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the production, then titled Secret of the Silver Car, was "finishing." ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the production, then titled Secret of the Silver Car, was "finishing." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 12.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Secret of the Silver Car
Release Date:
June 1921
Production Date:
ended mid-April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
1 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16603
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,600
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As he departs for Europe, international crook Anthony Trent recognizes "William Smith," a former war comrade (believed to be dead) to whom Trent has confided his true identity. In England, Colonel Langley refuses to divulge the man's true identity, and Trent later discovers papers in Langley's safe naming "Smith" as Arthur Grenvil, incriminated in a fraudulent scheme against his uncle, an earl. With the aid of Trent, Daphne, the boy's sister, destroys the evidence. Learning that the earl is being blackmailed by Count Michael Temesvar of Croatia, who threatens to expose a treaty between the two countries, Trent, under every possible handicap, manages to secure the treaty for the earl and is rewarded with an Australian ranch and the hand of ... +


As he departs for Europe, international crook Anthony Trent recognizes "William Smith," a former war comrade (believed to be dead) to whom Trent has confided his true identity. In England, Colonel Langley refuses to divulge the man's true identity, and Trent later discovers papers in Langley's safe naming "Smith" as Arthur Grenvil, incriminated in a fraudulent scheme against his uncle, an earl. With the aid of Trent, Daphne, the boy's sister, destroys the evidence. Learning that the earl is being blackmailed by Count Michael Temesvar of Croatia, who threatens to expose a treaty between the two countries, Trent, under every possible handicap, manages to secure the treaty for the earl and is rewarded with an Australian ranch and the hand of Daphne. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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