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The working title of this film was The Man in the Moon ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Man in the Moon . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 May 20
p. 2629.
MPW
1 May 20
p. 724.
Variety
7 May 20
p. 34.
Wid's
27 Feb 20
p. 46.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Man In The Moon
Release Date:
18 April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince, Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14890
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,849
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Freed from prison after serving a two-year sentence, Roger Moran, a member of Mike Wilson's bank of thieves, resolves to go straight. His sweetheart, Betty Palmer, also a member of the gang, refuses to give up "the false road," and so Roger leaves her and finds a job with kindhearted banker Joshua Starbuck. One day, Betty and Frisco Minnie appear and abscond with the contents of the bank's safe. Roger, intent on recovering the money, follows them to New York and pretends that he wants to return to a life of crime. Roger's abrupt turnabout forces Betty to realize the error of her ways, and together the two rob Wilson of the bank money and return it to the Starbucks. Confessing their deed, the two are acquitted of the crime and face a happy life ... +


Freed from prison after serving a two-year sentence, Roger Moran, a member of Mike Wilson's bank of thieves, resolves to go straight. His sweetheart, Betty Palmer, also a member of the gang, refuses to give up "the false road," and so Roger leaves her and finds a job with kindhearted banker Joshua Starbuck. One day, Betty and Frisco Minnie appear and abscond with the contents of the bank's safe. Roger, intent on recovering the money, follows them to New York and pretends that he wants to return to a life of crime. Roger's abrupt turnabout forces Betty to realize the error of her ways, and together the two rob Wilson of the bank money and return it to the Starbucks. Confessing their deed, the two are acquitted of the crime and face a happy life together. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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

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