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The original story for this film was entitled "The Phantom's Farewell." The working title of the film was Silver Jim Farrel ... More Less

The original story for this film was entitled "The Phantom's Farewell." The working title of the film was Silver Jim Farrel . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Jul 17
p. 545.
MPN
21 Jul 17
p. 434.
NYDM
21 Jul 17
p. 17.
Variety
26 Jan 18
p. 573.
Wid's
12 Jul 17
pp. 444-45.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Silver Jim Farrel
Release Date:
8 July 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,893
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After years on the international crime circuit, "Silver Jim" Farrel shares a comfortable and honest suburban life with Marjory, his sister, until word comes that an old friend from his thieving days is in desperate need of cash. To save his bankrupt friend from jail, Jim reluctantly executes a jewel heist, being careful not to involve Marjory or his sweetheart, who know nothing of his past, in the scheme. When Edgar Seymour, the son of the robbed jeweler, attends Marjory's wedding, Jim prevents him from exposing him on the spot only by jabbing a gun into his back during the proceedings. After the ceremony, Jim returns the jewels as promised, avoiding reprisals from the senior Seymour by reminding him of the time when he swindled Jim and caused him to serve time in prison for someone else's crime. With the help of a sliding trick door and a conveniently placed safe, "Silver Jim" escapes police detection and returns to his quiet, honest ... +


After years on the international crime circuit, "Silver Jim" Farrel shares a comfortable and honest suburban life with Marjory, his sister, until word comes that an old friend from his thieving days is in desperate need of cash. To save his bankrupt friend from jail, Jim reluctantly executes a jewel heist, being careful not to involve Marjory or his sweetheart, who know nothing of his past, in the scheme. When Edgar Seymour, the son of the robbed jeweler, attends Marjory's wedding, Jim prevents him from exposing him on the spot only by jabbing a gun into his back during the proceedings. After the ceremony, Jim returns the jewels as promised, avoiding reprisals from the senior Seymour by reminding him of the time when he swindled Jim and caused him to serve time in prison for someone else's crime. With the help of a sliding trick door and a conveniently placed safe, "Silver Jim" escapes police detection and returns to his quiet, honest existence. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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