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The Frame Up was re-released in an edited version by American as High Gear Jeffrey in 1921. William Spencer's name appeared in cast lists at the time. (See ... More Less

The Frame Up was re-released in an edited version by American as High Gear Jeffrey in 1921. William Spencer's name appeared in cast lists at the time. (See entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 May 17
p. 1683.
Motog
19 May 17
p. 1069.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3314.
MPW
9 Jun 17
p. 1661.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1142.
Variety
22 Jun 17
p. 24.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
High Gear Jeffrey
Release Date:
7 May 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jeffrey Claiborne, the son of the wealthy Avery Claiborne, rejects his father's offer of a position in the firm in favor of the life of adventure. While driving his father to the office one day, Jeffrey overtakes a taxi driver who is annoying a young girl. After Jeffrey rescues Jane Anne, the girl, her mother, Mrs. Moir, a former underworld figure and now owner of a taxi company, offers Jeffrey a job. When some well-known crooks take refuge in her home, Mrs. Moir, fearing exposure, does not dare give them away, and Jeffrey's love for Jane leads him to defend her mother for which he is arrested. He escapes, elopes with Jane and is again arrested after the wedding ceremony. Through his acquaintance with the chief of police, Jeffrey is able to exonerate both himself and his mother-in-law. He then takes his bride to his father's house where they are welcomed by the senior Claiborne, who believes that now that his son has taken a wife, he will finally settle ... +


Jeffrey Claiborne, the son of the wealthy Avery Claiborne, rejects his father's offer of a position in the firm in favor of the life of adventure. While driving his father to the office one day, Jeffrey overtakes a taxi driver who is annoying a young girl. After Jeffrey rescues Jane Anne, the girl, her mother, Mrs. Moir, a former underworld figure and now owner of a taxi company, offers Jeffrey a job. When some well-known crooks take refuge in her home, Mrs. Moir, fearing exposure, does not dare give them away, and Jeffrey's love for Jane leads him to defend her mother for which he is arrested. He escapes, elopes with Jane and is again arrested after the wedding ceremony. Through his acquaintance with the chief of police, Jeffrey is able to exonerate both himself and his mother-in-law. He then takes his bride to his father's house where they are welcomed by the senior Claiborne, who believes that now that his son has taken a wife, he will finally settle down. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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