The Auctioneer (1927)

Comedy-drama | January 1927

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HISTORY

The Nov 1926 AmCin reported that while filming in New York City, photographer George Schneiderman hid his camera within a canvas tent arrangement used by the city's electric companies, so as not to attract the attention of passersby. The item claimed the ruse worked so effectively that a New Yorker approached actor George Sidney, who was portraying a sidewalk peddler among a crowd, and told him he should be in pictures.
       The play The Auctioneer had been revived several times on Broadway, the most recent being a production that had a short run from 4 Nov ... More Less

The Nov 1926 AmCin reported that while filming in New York City, photographer George Schneiderman hid his camera within a canvas tent arrangement used by the city's electric companies, so as not to attract the attention of passersby. The item claimed the ruse worked so effectively that a New Yorker approached actor George Sidney, who was portraying a sidewalk peddler among a crowd, and told him he should be in pictures.
       The play The Auctioneer had been revived several times on Broadway, the most recent being a production that had a short run from 4 Nov 1918. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Nov 1926
p. 7.
Film Daily
23 Jan 1927
p. 6.
MPW
5 Feb 1927.
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Variety
2 Feb 1927.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Auctioneer by Charles Klein and Lee Arthur (New York, 23 Sep 1901).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 January 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23669
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,500
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Simon, a Jewish immigrant, adopts the child of a woman dying at sea, and later builds up a successful pawnbroking-auctioneering business on New York's East Side. The girl, Ruth, falls in love with Richard, who is admitted to a bond-brokerage firm when his prospective father-in-law invests his entire fortune in the firm. Owing to the evil machinations of broker Paul Groode, Simon loses everything and is forced to start over again as a peddler. Eventually he catches the crooked broker and regains his money. All ends happily with the lovers ... +


Simon, a Jewish immigrant, adopts the child of a woman dying at sea, and later builds up a successful pawnbroking-auctioneering business on New York's East Side. The girl, Ruth, falls in love with Richard, who is admitted to a bond-brokerage firm when his prospective father-in-law invests his entire fortune in the firm. Owing to the evil machinations of broker Paul Groode, Simon loses everything and is forced to start over again as a peddler. Eventually he catches the crooked broker and regains his money. All ends happily with the lovers united. +

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

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