The Love Burglar (1919)

Drama | 13 July 1919

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HISTORY

The play opened in Los Angeles, previous to its New York ... More Less

The play opened in Los Angeles, previous to its New York run. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Aug 19
p. 805.
MPN
9 Aug 19
p. 1325.
MPW
9 Aug 19
pp. 878-9.
New York Times
28 Feb 19
p. 56.
Variety
1 Aug 19
p. 53.
Wid's
3 Aug 19
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13898
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,467
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy David Strong finds his errant brother about to be robbed by a gang in an underworld joint. David takes his brother's loot, sends him home, and then fights the gang leader, Coast-to-Coast Taylor and several others. His victory and appearance cause him to be mistaken for "The Colt Kid," who was just released from prison. Cabaret singer Joan Grey, to put off the advances of Taylor, says that David is her fiancé. To prove this, David marries her in the joint, after which they live together without consummating the marriage, and fall in love. During a robbery at the wedding of David's sister, at which Taylor has arranged for David to be arrested, Joan warns David and is jailed with him. After the real criminals' arrest, David's mother identifies him, and David's sister identifies Joan as a college friend and author. Joan, confessing she was looking for atmosphere and story materials, agrees to a real marriage with ... +


Wealthy David Strong finds his errant brother about to be robbed by a gang in an underworld joint. David takes his brother's loot, sends him home, and then fights the gang leader, Coast-to-Coast Taylor and several others. His victory and appearance cause him to be mistaken for "The Colt Kid," who was just released from prison. Cabaret singer Joan Grey, to put off the advances of Taylor, says that David is her fiancé. To prove this, David marries her in the joint, after which they live together without consummating the marriage, and fall in love. During a robbery at the wedding of David's sister, at which Taylor has arranged for David to be arrested, Joan warns David and is jailed with him. After the real criminals' arrest, David's mother identifies him, and David's sister identifies Joan as a college friend and author. Joan, confessing she was looking for atmosphere and story materials, agrees to a real marriage with David. +

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