Winds of Chance (1925)

Melodrama | August 1925

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writer:

J. G. Hawks

Cinematographer:

Norbert Brodine

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a feature article on the film in ETR , much of the film was shot on locations in and around Truckee, CA, Lummi Island, WA, Seymour Gorge, British Columbia and Banff, ... More Less

According to a feature article on the film in ETR , much of the film was shot on locations in and around Truckee, CA, Lummi Island, WA, Seymour Gorge, British Columbia and Banff, Alberta. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Jun 1925
p. 64-65.
Exhibitors Trade Review
29 Aug 1925
p. 32.
Film Daily
30 Aug 1925
p. 5.
New York Times
17 Aug 1925
p. 10.
Variety
19 Aug 1925.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
August 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 16 August 1925
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 August 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21736
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
9,554
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Pierce Phillips joins the Alaska gold rush and is trimmed clean by the operator of a shell game. He gets a job packing luggage for the Countess Courteau, and a mutual love develops. When she finally admits that she is still entangled in the bonds of matrimony, Pierce brokenheartedly returns to Dawson and gets a job as a gold weigher in a dancehall. He is framed for robbery by Count Courteau and a piqued vamp called Laura, but the countess obtains evidence to clear him. Count Courteau is killed, and Pierce is blamed unjustly for his death. The Mounties find the real killer, and Pierce is free to find happiness with the ... +


Pierce Phillips joins the Alaska gold rush and is trimmed clean by the operator of a shell game. He gets a job packing luggage for the Countess Courteau, and a mutual love develops. When she finally admits that she is still entangled in the bonds of matrimony, Pierce brokenheartedly returns to Dawson and gets a job as a gold weigher in a dancehall. He is framed for robbery by Count Courteau and a piqued vamp called Laura, but the countess obtains evidence to clear him. Count Courteau is killed, and Pierce is blamed unjustly for his death. The Mounties find the real killer, and Pierce is free to find happiness with the countess. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

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

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