Beyond the Rainbow (1922)

Comedy-drama | 19 February 1922

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Cinematographers:

Philip Armand, William Tuers

Production Designer:

Frank Champury

Production Company:

R-C Pictures
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HISTORY

The 24 Dec 1921 Moving Picture World reported that director William Christy Cabanne had completed casting and was already shooting scenes at the R-C Pictures Studio at 3 W. Sixty-first Street in New York City. The 5 Jan 1922 FD announced that Cabanne arrived at Lake Placid, NY, the day before to begin filming exteriors there. According to the 28 Jan 1922 Exhibitors Herald, he broke four ribs when he slipped on the ice during filming. Cabanne completed work on interiors back at the studio in New York City, the 21 Jan 1922 Exhibitiors Herald noted.
       Actor Macey Harlam told the 7 Jan 1922 Exhibitors Herald that was playing “Count Ricardo Terrion” in Beyond the Rainbow. Terrion was the real name of the imposter at the ball passing himself off as “Count Julien de Brisac”
       Beyond the Rainbow was Clara Bow’s first ... More Less

The 24 Dec 1921 Moving Picture World reported that director William Christy Cabanne had completed casting and was already shooting scenes at the R-C Pictures Studio at 3 W. Sixty-first Street in New York City. The 5 Jan 1922 FD announced that Cabanne arrived at Lake Placid, NY, the day before to begin filming exteriors there. According to the 28 Jan 1922 Exhibitors Herald, he broke four ribs when he slipped on the ice during filming. Cabanne completed work on interiors back at the studio in New York City, the 21 Jan 1922 Exhibitiors Herald noted.
       Actor Macey Harlam told the 7 Jan 1922 Exhibitors Herald that was playing “Count Ricardo Terrion” in Beyond the Rainbow. Terrion was the real name of the imposter at the ball passing himself off as “Count Julien de Brisac”
       Beyond the Rainbow was Clara Bow’s first picture. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
7 Jan 1922
p. 54.
Exhibitors Herald
21 Jan 1922
p. 79.
Exhibitors Herald
28 Jan 1922
p. 52.
Exhibitors Herald
11 Mar 1922
p. 63,
Film Daily
5 Jan 1922
p. 6.
Film Daily
16 Feb 1922
p. 8.
Moving Picture World
24 Dec 1921
p. 937.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 February 1922
Production Date:
late December 1921 - mid January 1922
Copyright Claimant:
R-C Pictures
Copyright Date:
19 February 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17703
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,500
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marion Taylor, secretary to Edward Mallory, a Wall Street magnate, supports her invalid brother, Tommy, who is ordered to a mountain sanitorium by his doctor. Marion has resisted her employer’s advances, but she resolves to seek his aid. Frances Gardener, daughter of a prominent society couple, is admired by Count Julien de Brisac, an imposter, and by an old friend named Louis Wade. Intent on making Frances jealous, Wade persuades Marion Taylor to come to the society ball in the role of Miss Chandler, a famous belle, in return for the $160 she needs to send Tommy to the mountains. Marion is a sensation at the ball, despite the arrival of her boss, Mallory, who threatens to expose her when she rebuffs his advances; meanwhile, Virginia Gardener, Frances’ younger sister, who has been forbidden to attend the ball, sends anonymous messages among the guests, telling each one to “consult your conscience” because “your secret is common gossip.” When the lights are extinguished, Mallory is shot. The police suspect Major Bruce Forbes, but the guilty man proves to be Robert Judson. Mallory recovers, Marion finds happiness with Forbes, and brother Tommy is ... +


Marion Taylor, secretary to Edward Mallory, a Wall Street magnate, supports her invalid brother, Tommy, who is ordered to a mountain sanitorium by his doctor. Marion has resisted her employer’s advances, but she resolves to seek his aid. Frances Gardener, daughter of a prominent society couple, is admired by Count Julien de Brisac, an imposter, and by an old friend named Louis Wade. Intent on making Frances jealous, Wade persuades Marion Taylor to come to the society ball in the role of Miss Chandler, a famous belle, in return for the $160 she needs to send Tommy to the mountains. Marion is a sensation at the ball, despite the arrival of her boss, Mallory, who threatens to expose her when she rebuffs his advances; meanwhile, Virginia Gardener, Frances’ younger sister, who has been forbidden to attend the ball, sends anonymous messages among the guests, telling each one to “consult your conscience” because “your secret is common gossip.” When the lights are extinguished, Mallory is shot. The police suspect Major Bruce Forbes, but the guilty man proves to be Robert Judson. Mallory recovers, Marion finds happiness with Forbes, and brother Tommy is cured. +

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