The Forbidden Room (1919)

Drama | 2 March 1919

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HISTORY

The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "The ... More Less

The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "The Framers." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Mar 19
p. 1135.
MPN
15 Mar 19
p. 1702.
MPW
15 Mar 19
pp. 1524-25.
Variety
20 Jan 19
p. 13.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
2 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13464
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After stenographer Ruth Lester resigns to avoid the advances of her boss, the chief of police, she gets a position with District Attorney Anthony Curtis, a fighter for reform who is unpopular with police officials. Curtis, who falls in love with Ruth, asks her to accompany him in an official capacity to the mountains for a needed rest. When Ruth slips while fishing, Curtis catches her and they embrace. As he proposes, spies sent by the police chief and Mason Clark, a crooked contractor whom Anthony is working to ruin, take photographs which appear in newspapers illustrating a trumped-up "white slavery" scandal. Thinking that Ruth framed him, Anthony fires her. She goes to work for Clark, and lures him to a hotel where they are arrested for breaking a hotel ordinance. During the subsequent trial, Ruth lies and ruins her reputation, until she gets Clark, who loves his children, to agree to confess to Anthony's frame-up. Afterward, Anthony and Ruth are ... +


After stenographer Ruth Lester resigns to avoid the advances of her boss, the chief of police, she gets a position with District Attorney Anthony Curtis, a fighter for reform who is unpopular with police officials. Curtis, who falls in love with Ruth, asks her to accompany him in an official capacity to the mountains for a needed rest. When Ruth slips while fishing, Curtis catches her and they embrace. As he proposes, spies sent by the police chief and Mason Clark, a crooked contractor whom Anthony is working to ruin, take photographs which appear in newspapers illustrating a trumped-up "white slavery" scandal. Thinking that Ruth framed him, Anthony fires her. She goes to work for Clark, and lures him to a hotel where they are arrested for breaking a hotel ordinance. During the subsequent trial, Ruth lies and ruins her reputation, until she gets Clark, who loves his children, to agree to confess to Anthony's frame-up. Afterward, Anthony and Ruth are reunited. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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