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HISTORY

This film was produced in Detroit and used a number of Detroit citizens in prominent parts. Most of the interiors of the film were shot at the residence of Dr. H. N. Torrey at Grosse Park Shores. Other Detroit locations filmed were the Detroit River, East Side tenements, parks and homes on Woodward Avenue. According to contemporary sources, this was the first motion picture made in Detroit. It was filmed in the summer of 1918, and had its premiere there on 15 Dec ... More Less

This film was produced in Detroit and used a number of Detroit citizens in prominent parts. Most of the interiors of the film were shot at the residence of Dr. H. N. Torrey at Grosse Park Shores. Other Detroit locations filmed were the Detroit River, East Side tenements, parks and homes on Woodward Avenue. According to contemporary sources, this was the first motion picture made in Detroit. It was filmed in the summer of 1918, and had its premiere there on 15 Dec 1918. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
DetFP
15 Dec 18
pt. 4, p. 11.
DetFP
16 Dec 18
p. 8.
DetN
15 Dec 18
pt. 5, p. 1, 2
MPW
22 Feb 19
p. 1078.
MPW
1 May 19
p. 1145.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

By night, Mr. Browning, a man of wealth, masquerades as Red Harrigan, a common frequenter of saloons. He soon becomes the notorious leader of an underworld gang in Detroit. After Browning experiences a series of escapes from the police and a famous detective, involving car chases and a dive into the Detroit River, the detective learns that "Harrigan" is really his own brother, and that the reason he began living a dual life was to find and reclaim his ... +


By night, Mr. Browning, a man of wealth, masquerades as Red Harrigan, a common frequenter of saloons. He soon becomes the notorious leader of an underworld gang in Detroit. After Browning experiences a series of escapes from the police and a famous detective, involving car chases and a dive into the Detroit River, the detective learns that "Harrigan" is really his own brother, and that the reason he began living a dual life was to find and reclaim his sibling. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Detective


Subject

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

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