Crooked Streets (1920)

Drama | 8 August 1920

Director:

Paul Powell

Writer:

Edith Kennedy

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was originally titled All in the Night . Winter Hall, Fannie Midgley , and Alice Knowland were listed as cast members in pre-release news articles. One contemporary source states that the film was based on Merwin's play All in the Night , but no evidence of that play's existence has been located. The short story "Dinner at Eight" was included in The Charmed Life of Miss Austin , published in New York in ... More Less

This film was originally titled All in the Night . Winter Hall, Fannie Midgley , and Alice Knowland were listed as cast members in pre-release news articles. One contemporary source states that the film was based on Merwin's play All in the Night , but no evidence of that play's existence has been located. The short story "Dinner at Eight" was included in The Charmed Life of Miss Austin , published in New York in 1914. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Aug 20
p. 1058.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3130.
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3311, 3324
MPN
6 Jun 1920.
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MPW
7 Aug 20
p. 779.
New York Morning Telegraph
1 Aug 1920.
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Variety
30 Jul 20
pp. 32-33.
Wid's
1 Aug 20
p. 11.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Dinner at Eight" by Samuel Merwin in McClure's Magazine (Dec 1912).
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
All in the Night
Release Date:
8 August 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 July 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15352
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,750
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gail Ellis, a secretary, accompanies Professor Silas Griswold and his wife to China on an expedition to acquire antique vases. Curiosity draws her to the Shanghai slums where, unknown to Gail, her driver is participating in a scheme to abduct her. Gail escapes, but in the process is accosted by drunken sailors. Luckily, Rupert O'Dare, a young Englishman, is nearby and rescues Gail. He escorts her back to the hotel where he discloses his identity as a British secret service agent and proceeds to arrest the Griswolds for smuggling opium in antique vases. Gail then reveals herself as a member of the United States Secret Service and the two agents fall in ... +


Gail Ellis, a secretary, accompanies Professor Silas Griswold and his wife to China on an expedition to acquire antique vases. Curiosity draws her to the Shanghai slums where, unknown to Gail, her driver is participating in a scheme to abduct her. Gail escapes, but in the process is accosted by drunken sailors. Luckily, Rupert O'Dare, a young Englishman, is nearby and rescues Gail. He escorts her back to the hotel where he discloses his identity as a British secret service agent and proceeds to arrest the Griswolds for smuggling opium in antique vases. Gail then reveals herself as a member of the United States Secret Service and the two agents fall in love. +

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