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The novel originally appeared as a serial in a ... More Less

The novel originally appeared as a serial in a magazine. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 May 20
p. 2858.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4544.
MPW
29 May 20
p. 1234.
New York Morning Telegraph
28 Aug 20
p. 1212.
NYR
15 May 1920.
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Variety
11 Jun 20
p. 34.
Wid's
23 May 20
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 May 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,409
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Arthur Penryn, unjustly imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit, escapes one night in a stolen limousine. Pursued by the police, Arthur drives onto the grounds of a neighboring estate where he accidently submerges the car in an artificial lake. Arthur escapes and begs Cynthia Vivian, the daughter of the house, for help. Cynthia instructs Arthur to impersonate James Valentine, a friend of her brother, gives him a change of clothes and introduces him to the party in progress at the estate. After the real Valentine appears, the two lock him in the garage. When the police arrive in pursuit, Arthur successfully evades them. While at the party, Arthur discovers the man who framed him and with Cynthia's help, clears himself and sends the guilty party to jail. Finally, Cynthia and Arthur, bound together by their adversities, realize that they have fallen in ... +


Arthur Penryn, unjustly imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit, escapes one night in a stolen limousine. Pursued by the police, Arthur drives onto the grounds of a neighboring estate where he accidently submerges the car in an artificial lake. Arthur escapes and begs Cynthia Vivian, the daughter of the house, for help. Cynthia instructs Arthur to impersonate James Valentine, a friend of her brother, gives him a change of clothes and introduces him to the party in progress at the estate. After the real Valentine appears, the two lock him in the garage. When the police arrive in pursuit, Arthur successfully evades them. While at the party, Arthur discovers the man who framed him and with Cynthia's help, clears himself and sends the guilty party to jail. Finally, Cynthia and Arthur, bound together by their adversities, realize that they have fallen in love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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