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The 9 Jan 1926 Motion Picture News announced that The Blind Goddess was scheduled to go into production that week on the west ... More Less

The 9 Jan 1926 Motion Picture News announced that The Blind Goddess was scheduled to go into production that week on the west coast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 Apr 1926.
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Motion Picture News
9 Jan 1926
p. 172.
New York Times
6 Apr 1926
p. 26.
Variety
7 Apr 1926
p. 36.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 April 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 4 April 1926
Production Date:
began early or mid January 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 April 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22599
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,249 , 7,363
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Eileen Clayton, who deserted New York politician Big Bill Devens twenty years earlier, returns and begs him to take her back, but he refuses because of the effect on Moira, their daughter. Devens's partner, Henry Kelling, arrives after her departure to confess that he has implicated Devens in a political graft, and in a sudden rage Kelling shoots Devens to avoid exposure. All evidence points to Eileen's guilt, and Hugh Dillon, Moira's fiancé, learning that Eileen is her mother, resigns as district attorney to defend her. Dillon discovers a dictaphone record on which Devens has recorded his dying words, branding Kelling as his killer. Mrs. Clayton is acquitted, mother and daughter are reunited, and Moira and Dillon are ... +


Eileen Clayton, who deserted New York politician Big Bill Devens twenty years earlier, returns and begs him to take her back, but he refuses because of the effect on Moira, their daughter. Devens's partner, Henry Kelling, arrives after her departure to confess that he has implicated Devens in a political graft, and in a sudden rage Kelling shoots Devens to avoid exposure. All evidence points to Eileen's guilt, and Hugh Dillon, Moira's fiancé, learning that Eileen is her mother, resigns as district attorney to defend her. Dillon discovers a dictaphone record on which Devens has recorded his dying words, branding Kelling as his killer. Mrs. Clayton is acquitted, mother and daughter are reunited, and Moira and Dillon are married. +

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