Barriers Burned Away (1925)

Melodrama | 4 January 1925

Director:

W. S. Van Dyke

Cinematographer:

André Barlatier

Production Company:

Encore Pictures
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Dec 1924.
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New York Times
12 Mar 1925
p. 17.
Variety
11 Mar 1925
p. 42.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Associated Exhibitors, Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LU20783
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,474
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When a valuable painting by an Old Master is stolen from his mother, Wayne Morgan, an artist himself, attempts to find it by taking a menial position as a porter in the Randolph Art Shop. Mark Randolph, the wealthy owner of the store, hopes that his proud and spoiled daughter, Christine, will marry the Earl of Tarnsey, but she will consent only if a copy of an old masterpiece, on which she is working, is accepted by the Academy of Design. Wayne recognizes Christine's painting as a copy of his mother's Old Master and accuses Mellon, the manager of the art store, of its theft. Mellon is jailed, and, on Wayne's advice, the judges at the academy dismiss Christine's copy as lacking in inspiration. In an attempt to revenge herself on Wayne, Christine leads him on and then dumps him. When the Chicago fire breaks out, however, Wayne rescues her, and, together, they help to protect her father's store from looters. They are later separated, and, after days of desperate searching, Wayne finds her among the ruins, praying for him. They declare their mutual ... +


When a valuable painting by an Old Master is stolen from his mother, Wayne Morgan, an artist himself, attempts to find it by taking a menial position as a porter in the Randolph Art Shop. Mark Randolph, the wealthy owner of the store, hopes that his proud and spoiled daughter, Christine, will marry the Earl of Tarnsey, but she will consent only if a copy of an old masterpiece, on which she is working, is accepted by the Academy of Design. Wayne recognizes Christine's painting as a copy of his mother's Old Master and accuses Mellon, the manager of the art store, of its theft. Mellon is jailed, and, on Wayne's advice, the judges at the academy dismiss Christine's copy as lacking in inspiration. In an attempt to revenge herself on Wayne, Christine leads him on and then dumps him. When the Chicago fire breaks out, however, Wayne rescues her, and, together, they help to protect her father's store from looters. They are later separated, and, after days of desperate searching, Wayne finds her among the ruins, praying for him. They declare their mutual love. +

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