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This was the first picture produced by Robertson-Cole. The film had its premiere on 29 May 1920 at the Hotel Astor in New York under the auspices of the American Legion, an organization which had much admiration for star Georges Carpentier, the French war hero and ... More Less

This was the first picture produced by Robertson-Cole. The film had its premiere on 29 May 1920 at the Hotel Astor in New York under the auspices of the American Legion, an organization which had much admiration for star Georges Carpentier, the French war hero and pugilist. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jun 20
p. 167.
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 4867.
MPN
19 Jun 20
p. 4975.
MPN
17 Apr 20
p. 3564.
MPW
12 Jun 20
p. 1501.
MPW
19 Jun 20
p. 1591.
New York Morning Telegraph
6 Jun 1920.
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New York Times
30 May 20
p. 6.
NYR
5 Jun 1920.
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Variety
4 Jun 20
p. 28.
Wid's
6 Jun 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Release Date:
July 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Robertson-Cole Co.
Copyright Date:
11 May 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16489
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Henri D'Alour, a French war hero, is a man of mystery who socializes with the rich of Wall Street. Dorothy Stoner, the daughter of a successful Wall Street broker, finds Henri attractive but becomes suspicious when her father's friends, Mr. Robbins and Alan Gardner, accuse the Frenchman of breaking into her father's safe to steal international contracts. After an argument with Gardner at the Stoner home, Henri agrees to oppose his accuser in the athletic club boxing ring. The match is going badly for Henri when a note from Dorothy imploring him to win causes him to rally and beat his opponent. After the fight, Henri maintains his poise until he exposes Gardner as the real thief and reveals himself to be a French Secret Service ... +


Henri D'Alour, a French war hero, is a man of mystery who socializes with the rich of Wall Street. Dorothy Stoner, the daughter of a successful Wall Street broker, finds Henri attractive but becomes suspicious when her father's friends, Mr. Robbins and Alan Gardner, accuse the Frenchman of breaking into her father's safe to steal international contracts. After an argument with Gardner at the Stoner home, Henri agrees to oppose his accuser in the athletic club boxing ring. The match is going badly for Henri when a note from Dorothy imploring him to win causes him to rally and beat his opponent. After the fight, Henri maintains his poise until he exposes Gardner as the real thief and reveals himself to be a French Secret Service agent. +

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

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