Skin Deep (1922)

Melodrama | September 1922

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writer:

LeRoy Stone

Cinematographer:

Charles Stumar

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Corp.
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HISTORY

Director Lambert Hillyer was filming the last scenes for Lucky Damage, according to the 30 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News. The 30 Jul 1921 Camera noted that the film was in production for nine weeks. The 5 Nov 1921 Motion Picture News reported that the title was changed from Lucky Damage to Skin Deep.
       Skin Deep was remade under the same title by Warner Bros. Pictures in 1929 (see entry). That film was directed by Ray Enright and starred Monte Blue and Betty Compson (see entry). It is possible that the Marc Edmund Jones story "Lucky Damage," credited as the source of both films, was an original screen story rather than a short ... More Less

Director Lambert Hillyer was filming the last scenes for Lucky Damage, according to the 30 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News. The 30 Jul 1921 Camera noted that the film was in production for nine weeks. The 5 Nov 1921 Motion Picture News reported that the title was changed from Lucky Damage to Skin Deep.
       Skin Deep was remade under the same title by Warner Bros. Pictures in 1929 (see entry). That film was directed by Ray Enright and starred Monte Blue and Betty Compson (see entry). It is possible that the Marc Edmund Jones story "Lucky Damage," credited as the source of both films, was an original screen story rather than a short story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
30 Jul 1921
p. 4.
Motion Picture News
30 Jul 1921
p. 689.
Motion Picture News
5 Nov 1921
p. 2452.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lucky Damage
Release Date:
September 1922
Production Date:
ended late July or early August 1921
Copyright Claimants:
Thomas H. Ince Corp. Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Dates:
13 January 1922 30 August 1922
Copyright Numbers:
LP17843 LP18179
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,303
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Crook Bud Doyle returns from the war intending to go straight but finds it difficult because of his crooklike features. His wife, her newfound companion, Joe Culver, and Boss McQuarg conspire to frame Bud, and he goes to jail. He escapes, has an accident, and is taken to a hospital for plastic surgery. His features transformed, he discovers the plot against him, helps District Attorney Carlson bring the conspirators to justice, and marries his ... +


Crook Bud Doyle returns from the war intending to go straight but finds it difficult because of his crooklike features. His wife, her newfound companion, Joe Culver, and Boss McQuarg conspire to frame Bud, and he goes to jail. He escapes, has an accident, and is taken to a hospital for plastic surgery. His features transformed, he discovers the plot against him, helps District Attorney Carlson bring the conspirators to justice, and marries his nurse. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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