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DATE
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ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 110.
MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 924.
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 2666.
MPN
15 May 20
p. 4080, 4229
MPW
4 Dec 20
p. 643.
NYDM
11 Dec 20
p. 1122.
Wid's
5 Dec 20
p. 12.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
10 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15785
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Brent Warren, a power in the financial and political circle of the town of Hampton, sends George Roan, his employee and accomplice in crime, to the gallows. Meanwhile, Cullen Grant, the district attorney and ex-fiancé of Warren's sweetheart, Dare Keeling, gains criminal evidence against Warren and has him indicted. However, Dare remains loyal to Warren, as do most of the people of Hampton, forcing Grant to increase his efforts to discover more evidence. He is helped in this task by Dare's brother Larry. Warren, under continuous suspicion, begins to break down when mysterious phone calls accuse him of the murder for which Roan was hanged. Finally, Grant succeeds in bringing Warren to trial, using Roan, brought back to life through the miracle of surgery, as his star witness. Brought to justice, Warren commits suicide, and Dare turns to Grant for ... +


Brent Warren, a power in the financial and political circle of the town of Hampton, sends George Roan, his employee and accomplice in crime, to the gallows. Meanwhile, Cullen Grant, the district attorney and ex-fiancé of Warren's sweetheart, Dare Keeling, gains criminal evidence against Warren and has him indicted. However, Dare remains loyal to Warren, as do most of the people of Hampton, forcing Grant to increase his efforts to discover more evidence. He is helped in this task by Dare's brother Larry. Warren, under continuous suspicion, begins to break down when mysterious phone calls accuse him of the murder for which Roan was hanged. Finally, Grant succeeds in bringing Warren to trial, using Roan, brought back to life through the miracle of surgery, as his star witness. Brought to justice, Warren commits suicide, and Dare turns to Grant for solace. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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