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The 18 Jul 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that Helene Chadwick had donned modern clothes for the final scenes of The Still Alarm, after wearing 1908 clothes for earlier sequences.
       Although most sources credit Joseph Arthur as the sole author of the original play, according to the 31 Aug 1887 NYT review of the play, Arthur spoke onstage after the performance and stated that Andrew C. Wheeler had been his collaborator. The extent of Wheeler's contribution to the original play has not been determined.
       An earlier adaptation of the play was produced by the Selig Polyscope Co., in 1918. That film, also entitled The Still Alarm , was directed by Colin Campbell and starred Thomas Santschi and Bessie Eyton (see ... More Less

The 18 Jul 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that Helene Chadwick had donned modern clothes for the final scenes of The Still Alarm, after wearing 1908 clothes for earlier sequences.
       Although most sources credit Joseph Arthur as the sole author of the original play, according to the 31 Aug 1887 NYT review of the play, Arthur spoke onstage after the performance and stated that Andrew C. Wheeler had been his collaborator. The extent of Wheeler's contribution to the original play has not been determined.
       An earlier adaptation of the play was produced by the Selig Polyscope Co., in 1918. That film, also entitled The Still Alarm , was directed by Colin Campbell and starred Thomas Santschi and Bessie Eyton (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Jul 1925
p. 39.
Film Daily
10 Jan 1926
p. 9.
Variety
30 Jun 1926
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Still Alarm by Joseph Arthur (New York, 30 Aug 1887).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 February 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22389
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,207
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lucy Fay leaves her husband, Richard, a fireman, for a suave politician, Perry Dunn. Richard compensates for the loss by adopting Drina, a baby girl whose mother perished in a fire. Drina develops into a beautiful young lady and becomes a model at a modiste shop owned by Dunn and managed by Lucy. Dunn is attracted to Drina and plots to get her alone by giving her a drugged drink. An untimely fire interferes with his plans, leaving Drina drugged and trapped by flames in Dunn's room, where she is sleeping. Later, Lucy reassures Richard that Drina has not been harmed and concludes that Dunn is unscrupulous. Richard forgives Lucy, and the two become ... +


Lucy Fay leaves her husband, Richard, a fireman, for a suave politician, Perry Dunn. Richard compensates for the loss by adopting Drina, a baby girl whose mother perished in a fire. Drina develops into a beautiful young lady and becomes a model at a modiste shop owned by Dunn and managed by Lucy. Dunn is attracted to Drina and plots to get her alone by giving her a drugged drink. An untimely fire interferes with his plans, leaving Drina drugged and trapped by flames in Dunn's room, where she is sleeping. Later, Lucy reassures Richard that Drina has not been harmed and concludes that Dunn is unscrupulous. Richard forgives Lucy, and the two become reconciled. +

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