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Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in 1919. The Wid's review cites the Parrish characters' surname as Barton. Exteriors for the film were shot in Bay Shore, Long ... More Less

Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in 1919. The Wid's review cites the Parrish characters' surname as Barton. Exteriors for the film were shot in Bay Shore, Long Island. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Sep 19
p. 1405.
ETR
3 Jan 20
p. 525.
MPW
10 Jan 20
p. 295.
Wid's
29 Mar 19
p. 2020.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
13 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14423
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,051
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Emily Cottrell, one of the most respected members of a large gang of crooks headed by Fraser Grimstead, is caught while robbing the home of wealthy David Parrish. Emily accepts David's offer of a home and a chance to go straight, but Grimstead is unwilling to lose her, and he insists that she help him steal the famous diamond collar, The Tower of Jewels, which is in David's possession. When Emily refuses, Grimstead threatens to expose her past to Wayne Parrish, her benefactor's son with whom she is in love. Grimstead and the gang surround the Parrish home, then Wayne's cousin removes the jewel case to throw suspicion on her rival for Wayne's affections. Emily's innocence is established later, and her reputation is further cleared by Grimstead, who is shot by the police. With his dying breath, Grimstead describes Emily's gentle birth and states that she is fit to marry ... +


Emily Cottrell, one of the most respected members of a large gang of crooks headed by Fraser Grimstead, is caught while robbing the home of wealthy David Parrish. Emily accepts David's offer of a home and a chance to go straight, but Grimstead is unwilling to lose her, and he insists that she help him steal the famous diamond collar, The Tower of Jewels, which is in David's possession. When Emily refuses, Grimstead threatens to expose her past to Wayne Parrish, her benefactor's son with whom she is in love. Grimstead and the gang surround the Parrish home, then Wayne's cousin removes the jewel case to throw suspicion on her rival for Wayne's affections. Emily's innocence is established later, and her reputation is further cleared by Grimstead, who is shot by the police. With his dying breath, Grimstead describes Emily's gentle birth and states that she is fit to marry Wayne. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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