Without Benefit of Clergy (1921)

Drama | July 1921

Director:

James Young

Cinematographer:

Jack Okey

Production Designer:

Rudyard Kipling

Production Company:

Robert Brunton Productions
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HISTORY

Rudyard Kipling himself made the sketches for the scenes and properties used in this production.
       A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Without Benefit of Clergy was finishing at the Brunton studio in Hollywood, CA. The chart listed the cameramen as Todd-Kaufman and the assistant directors as ... More Less

Rudyard Kipling himself made the sketches for the scenes and properties used in this production.
       A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Without Benefit of Clergy was finishing at the Brunton studio in Hollywood, CA. The chart listed the cameramen as Todd-Kaufman and the assistant directors as Chic-Whipple. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 10.
DETAILS
Release Date:
July 1921
Production Date:
ended April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Robert Brunton Productions
Copyright Date:
2 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LU16677
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,200
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Lahore, English engineer John Holden rescues Ameera from an unwelcome suitor. Charmed by the girl, he offers a generous dowry for her, and an elaborate native ceremony takes place. A son is born to them, and they are very happy until the boy dies and Holden is forced to go away on a construction project. When cholera breaks out in Lahore, Holden returns, but Ameera is stricken by the plague and ... +


In Lahore, English engineer John Holden rescues Ameera from an unwelcome suitor. Charmed by the girl, he offers a generous dowry for her, and an elaborate native ceremony takes place. A son is born to them, and they are very happy until the boy dies and Holden is forced to go away on a construction project. When cholera breaks out in Lahore, Holden returns, but Ameera is stricken by the plague and dies. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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