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The working title of this film was The Unknown Dancer . According to a news item, Jessica Brown exhibited a dance in the film whch was her own creation and was a combination of classical Grecian terpsichorean mode and contemporary jazz ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Unknown Dancer . According to a news item, Jessica Brown exhibited a dance in the film whch was her own creation and was a combination of classical Grecian terpsichorean mode and contemporary jazz dance. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Aug 19
p. 901.
MPN
16 Aug 19
p. 1499.
MPW
16 Aug 19
pp. 1021-22.
New York Morning Telegraph
16 Feb 1919.
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Variety
8 Aug 19
p. 49.
Wid's
10 Aug 19
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Tech dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Le Danseur Inconnu by Tristan Bernard (France, 1909).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Unknown Dancer
Release Date:
24 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
18 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LU14892
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,640
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Struggling Greenwich Village artist Henry Calvin dresses up to meet a prospective buyer in a fashionable hotel. Failing to meet him, Henry takes the wrong overcoat and finds in it an invitation to Louise Gordon's coming out party. Hungry and curious, Henry attends and immediately falls in love with Louise. Realizing his poverty would prohibit a romance, Henry is about to leave when he meets a former classmate, William West, who, hoping to prosper by Henry's union with Louise, loans him money and introduces him as the manager of a large shipbuilding concern. At West's instigation, engagement plans proceed, until the night of the engagement announcement, when Henry, ashamed of his dishonesty, sends a letter saying he is an imposter. Later, Louise, now engaged to her father's choice, Herbert Rand, accidentally finds Henry, now a clerk in an antique shop. Henry wins Louise when he says he loved her before he knew she was rich. Reluctantly, Louise's father consents to their ... +


Struggling Greenwich Village artist Henry Calvin dresses up to meet a prospective buyer in a fashionable hotel. Failing to meet him, Henry takes the wrong overcoat and finds in it an invitation to Louise Gordon's coming out party. Hungry and curious, Henry attends and immediately falls in love with Louise. Realizing his poverty would prohibit a romance, Henry is about to leave when he meets a former classmate, William West, who, hoping to prosper by Henry's union with Louise, loans him money and introduces him as the manager of a large shipbuilding concern. At West's instigation, engagement plans proceed, until the night of the engagement announcement, when Henry, ashamed of his dishonesty, sends a letter saying he is an imposter. Later, Louise, now engaged to her father's choice, Herbert Rand, accidentally finds Henry, now a clerk in an antique shop. Henry wins Louise when he says he loved her before he knew she was rich. Reluctantly, Louise's father consents to their marriage. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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