The Man Behind the Door (1915)

Comedy | January 1915

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HISTORY

This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 22 Nov ... More Less

This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 22 Nov 1914. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
5 Dec 14
p. 764.
Motog
9 Jan 15
p. 77.
MPN
5 Dec 14
p. 26.
MPN
15 May 14
p. 22.
MPN
9 Jan 15
p. 62.
NYDM
2 Dec 14
p. 28.
Variety
28 Nov 14
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Broadway Star Feature
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Dir
WRITER
Picturized by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Man Behind the Door by Archibald Clavering Gunter (New York, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
8 December 1914
Copyright Number:
LP3911
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Pierson, a Greek professor, disapproves of his daughter Maria's boyfriend, Jack de Lacy, the captain of the crew team. When, after his team wins a contest, he receives word that he has lost his fortune, Jack goes to think beside a river, where he sees a young man fall from a yacht. Jack saves the man, who is wealthy New York playboy George Kelsey, but disappears before George sees his benefactor. In New York, George unwittingly becomes a rival for Maria's affections. After Maria and Jack quarrel, he starts a flirtation with Mrs. Marvin, Maria's widowed friend. One evening, they all converge on the home of Livingston, Mrs. Marvin's fiancé, before attending a masked ball. After several instances of mistaken identity and misinterpretation of events, George discovers that Jack saved his life and promises to provide for Jack and Maria's future. The professor then gives the couple his blessing and looks fondly on spinster Lavinia ... +


Pierson, a Greek professor, disapproves of his daughter Maria's boyfriend, Jack de Lacy, the captain of the crew team. When, after his team wins a contest, he receives word that he has lost his fortune, Jack goes to think beside a river, where he sees a young man fall from a yacht. Jack saves the man, who is wealthy New York playboy George Kelsey, but disappears before George sees his benefactor. In New York, George unwittingly becomes a rival for Maria's affections. After Maria and Jack quarrel, he starts a flirtation with Mrs. Marvin, Maria's widowed friend. One evening, they all converge on the home of Livingston, Mrs. Marvin's fiancé, before attending a masked ball. After several instances of mistaken identity and misinterpretation of events, George discovers that Jack saved his life and promises to provide for Jack and Maria's future. The professor then gives the couple his blessing and looks fondly on spinster Lavinia Backsetter. +

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

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