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A "Production Highlights" item in the 6 Dec 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that director George Melford was cutting his new film, The End of the World, at the Lasky studio in Hollywood, CA. The title was later ... More Less

A "Production Highlights" item in the 6 Dec 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that director George Melford was cutting his new film, The End of the World, at the Lasky studio in Hollywood, CA. The title was later revised. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
6 Dec 1924
p. 33.
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Feb 1925
p. 37.
Film Daily
1 Mar 1925.
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New York Times
17 Feb 1925
p. 18.
Variety
18 Feb 1925
p. 41.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The End of the World
Release Date:
9 February 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20967
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,167
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To avoid a marriage arranged by her stepmother, Sylvia Ingleton follows Guy Ranger to South Africa, and there she discovers that he has become addicted to alcohol and drugs. Sylvia is unable to find shelter, until Burke Ranger, Guy's cousin, takes her in, and, to avoid malicious gossip, enters into a companionate marriage with her. Guy becomes despondent and attempts suicide. He is nursed back to health by "Doctor" Kieff, a narcotics peddler. When Burke is called away to help a sick neighbor, Guy steals the money from Burke's strongbox and goes to a nearby city to spend it in debauchery. Attempting to recover the money, which was entrusted to her, Sylvia follows him and is seen by Burke, who believes her unfaithful. The three of them return to Burke's home, which is soon threatened by floods. Burke sends Guy and Sylvia off on the only horse, but she returns, wanting only to be with him. After being caught in the raging waters, Sylvia and Burke find safety and a new beginning on a high plateau called "the top of the ... +


To avoid a marriage arranged by her stepmother, Sylvia Ingleton follows Guy Ranger to South Africa, and there she discovers that he has become addicted to alcohol and drugs. Sylvia is unable to find shelter, until Burke Ranger, Guy's cousin, takes her in, and, to avoid malicious gossip, enters into a companionate marriage with her. Guy becomes despondent and attempts suicide. He is nursed back to health by "Doctor" Kieff, a narcotics peddler. When Burke is called away to help a sick neighbor, Guy steals the money from Burke's strongbox and goes to a nearby city to spend it in debauchery. Attempting to recover the money, which was entrusted to her, Sylvia follows him and is seen by Burke, who believes her unfaithful. The three of them return to Burke's home, which is soon threatened by floods. Burke sends Guy and Sylvia off on the only horse, but she returns, wanting only to be with him. After being caught in the raging waters, Sylvia and Burke find safety and a new beginning on a high plateau called "the top of the world." +

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