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Paramount studio records compiled in 1941 also list Frank Losee and Alice Joy in the ... More Less

Paramount studio records compiled in 1941 also list Frank Losee and Alice Joy in the cast. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
16 Mar 1918
p. 1233
Motion Picture News
26 Jan 1918
p. 567
Motion Picture News
9 Feb 1918
p. 854
Motion Picture News
16 Feb 1918
p. 1591
Motion Picture News
23 Mar 1918
pp. 1763-1764
Motion Picture News
20 Sep 1919
p. 4
Motography
9 Feb 1918
p. 264
Motography
23 Mar 1918
p. 580
Motography
27 Apr 1918
p. 788
Motography
4 May 1918
p. 838
Moving Picture World
19 Jan 1918
p. 395
Moving Picture World
16 Feb 1918
p. 923
Moving Picture World
16 Mar 1918
p. 1562, 1568
Moving Picture World
23 Mar 1918
p. 1702
Photoplay
Jun 1918
p. 94
Playboy
Jul 1918
p. 66
Variety
19 Apr 1918
p. 44
Wid's Daily
11 Apr 1918
pp. 1063-1064
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Calvary Alley by Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (New York, 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 March 1918
Production Date:
late December 1917--late February 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12114
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Little Nance Molloy's cheerful disposition earns her the nickname "Sunshine Nan," in sharp contrast to the dingy alley near the cathedral where she and her parents make their home. However, Nance's fondness for fighting the cathedral choirboys, led by MacPherson Clark, gets her into trouble. For interfering in a family squabble, she and her pal, Dan Lewis, are sent to reform school for five years. Upon her release, Nance becomes a stenographer in the elder Clark's shoe factory. Dan meanwhile has taken a job in the factory's chemical department, where he invents a dye process that promises to make him rich. In trouble over a woman, MacPherson decides to steal the formula and present it to his father as his own. Nance enters the lab just as MacPherson is copying Dan's formula, and the two old enemies begin to fight. Dan joins in the scuffle, but when some chemicals spill, the lab is enveloped in fire. Dan rescues Nance, and MacPherson, awakening in the hospital, remorsefully confesses his crime. Following the marriage of Nance and Dan, the alley's name is changed to "Cathedral ... +


Little Nance Molloy's cheerful disposition earns her the nickname "Sunshine Nan," in sharp contrast to the dingy alley near the cathedral where she and her parents make their home. However, Nance's fondness for fighting the cathedral choirboys, led by MacPherson Clark, gets her into trouble. For interfering in a family squabble, she and her pal, Dan Lewis, are sent to reform school for five years. Upon her release, Nance becomes a stenographer in the elder Clark's shoe factory. Dan meanwhile has taken a job in the factory's chemical department, where he invents a dye process that promises to make him rich. In trouble over a woman, MacPherson decides to steal the formula and present it to his father as his own. Nance enters the lab just as MacPherson is copying Dan's formula, and the two old enemies begin to fight. Dan joins in the scuffle, but when some chemicals spill, the lab is enveloped in fire. Dan rescues Nance, and MacPherson, awakening in the hospital, remorsefully confesses his crime. Following the marriage of Nance and Dan, the alley's name is changed to "Cathedral Court." +

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

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