Director:

Roy William Neill

Writer:

Gertrude Orr

Cinematographer:

James Diamond

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

An earlier adaptation of Clyde Fitch's play was produced in 1916 by the F. Ray Comstock Photoplay Co. That film, also entitled The City , was directed by Theodore Wharton and starred Thurlow Bergen abd Elsie Esmond (see ... More Less

An earlier adaptation of Clyde Fitch's play was produced in 1916 by the F. Ray Comstock Photoplay Co. That film, also entitled The City , was directed by Theodore Wharton and starred Thurlow Bergen abd Elsie Esmond (see entry) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
21 Nov 1926.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
14 November 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 November 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23395
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,508
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following the death of Rand, a wealthy reformed criminal, his family moves to the city, and Rand, Jr., becomes a candidate for mayor. Mrs. Rand neglects her family to pursue social ambitions, and Hannock, a dope fiend, dupes Cicely into a marriage. Hannock, who has caused the death of Rand, Sr., and knows of his past, blackmails the politically ambitious son, George. Eventually awakened to his sense of responsibility and self-respect, George faces up to the villain, whose suicide precipitates the family's return to its village ... +


Following the death of Rand, a wealthy reformed criminal, his family moves to the city, and Rand, Jr., becomes a candidate for mayor. Mrs. Rand neglects her family to pursue social ambitions, and Hannock, a dope fiend, dupes Cicely into a marriage. Hannock, who has caused the death of Rand, Sr., and knows of his past, blackmails the politically ambitious son, George. Eventually awakened to his sense of responsibility and self-respect, George faces up to the villain, whose suicide precipitates the family's return to its village environment. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Domestic


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