The City of Masks (1920)

Drama | 20 June 1920

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Jul 20
p. 844.
MPN
26 Jun 20
p. 6.
MPN
24 Jul 20
p. 861.
MPW
23 Apr 21
p. 878.
New York Times
12 Jul 20
p. 12.
Variety
16 Jul 20
p. 33.
Wid's
18 Jul 20
p. 7.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 June 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15133
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,708
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Every Wednesday in the lower part of New York City, impoverished people of noble birth who are working at humble occupations gather at the home of the Duchess of Camelford, better known as Deborah the dressmaker. Among them is Lord Eric Temple (Tommy Trotter), a chauffeur who is in love with Lady Jane Thorne (Miss Emsdale), a governess employed by the Smith-Parvis family. When Stuyvesant, their son, makes a pass at Miss Emsdale, Lord Eric comes to her rescue and accidently injures him. For revenge, he plants marked money on Trotter, who is arrested but released in time to prevent Stuyvesant from kidnapping Miss Emsdale. When their royal lineage is revealed, they marry and Lord Eric is appointed to a diplomatic ... +


Every Wednesday in the lower part of New York City, impoverished people of noble birth who are working at humble occupations gather at the home of the Duchess of Camelford, better known as Deborah the dressmaker. Among them is Lord Eric Temple (Tommy Trotter), a chauffeur who is in love with Lady Jane Thorne (Miss Emsdale), a governess employed by the Smith-Parvis family. When Stuyvesant, their son, makes a pass at Miss Emsdale, Lord Eric comes to her rescue and accidently injures him. For revenge, he plants marked money on Trotter, who is arrested but released in time to prevent Stuyvesant from kidnapping Miss Emsdale. When their royal lineage is revealed, they marry and Lord Eric is appointed to a diplomatic post. +

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