Salome of the Tenements (1925)

Drama | 23 February 1925

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HISTORY

The Dec 1924 Photoplay reported that Salome of the Tenements was being filmed at the Paramount Studio in Long Island City, ... More Less

The Dec 1924 Photoplay reported that Salome of the Tenements was being filmed at the Paramount Studio in Long Island City, NY. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
8 Mar 1925.
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New York Times
24 Feb 1925
p. 17.
Photoplay
Dec 1924
p. 112.
Variety
25 Feb 1925
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Salome of the Tenements by Anzia Yezierska (New York, c1923).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 February 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 February 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 March 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21209
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,017
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sonya Mendel makes her way through life with a combination of good looks and a wit sharpened on the gutterstone of the East Side. As a reporter for an ethnic newspaper, she is assigned to interview philanthropist John Manning, who is attracted to her and invites her to dinner. She persuades Jakey Solomon, a former sweatshop stitcher who operates a fashionable shop on Fifth Avenue, to provide her with an attractive dress for the evening, and she borrows $1,500 from Banker Ben, a usurer, with the written promise to repay it after she has married Manning. Manning hires her as his secretary and later marries her. Knowing nothing of Sonya's dealings with Banker Ben, Manning attempts to secure an indictment against him. Ben, anticipating that Sonya will try to get back her note, slyly gives her the chance to steal it from his safe, apprehends her, and threatens her with arrest. He then proposes to Manning that he not press charges against Sonya if Manning will refrain from prosecuting him for usury. Manning instead threatens to have Ben jailed for blackmail, forces him into accepting payment on the note, and is reconciled with ... +


Sonya Mendel makes her way through life with a combination of good looks and a wit sharpened on the gutterstone of the East Side. As a reporter for an ethnic newspaper, she is assigned to interview philanthropist John Manning, who is attracted to her and invites her to dinner. She persuades Jakey Solomon, a former sweatshop stitcher who operates a fashionable shop on Fifth Avenue, to provide her with an attractive dress for the evening, and she borrows $1,500 from Banker Ben, a usurer, with the written promise to repay it after she has married Manning. Manning hires her as his secretary and later marries her. Knowing nothing of Sonya's dealings with Banker Ben, Manning attempts to secure an indictment against him. Ben, anticipating that Sonya will try to get back her note, slyly gives her the chance to steal it from his safe, apprehends her, and threatens her with arrest. He then proposes to Manning that he not press charges against Sonya if Manning will refrain from prosecuting him for usury. Manning instead threatens to have Ben jailed for blackmail, forces him into accepting payment on the note, and is reconciled with Sonya. +

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