The Dangerous Flirt (1924)

Romance | 19 October 1924

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HISTORY

The 29 Aug 1924 FD announced that Gothic Pictures would begin casting for The Prude “in a few days.” Roughly a month later, the 1 Oct 1924 FD noted that director Tod Browning had completed the film. An item in the 13 Sep 1924 Moving Picture World mentioned that The Prude would be British screen star Evelyn Brent’s first of eight pictures for Gothic.
       Distributor Film Booking Offices (F.B.O.) was changing the titles of several films, including The Prude, the 18 Oct 1924 Moving Picture World reported. The new title was The Dangerous Flirt. ... More Less

The 29 Aug 1924 FD announced that Gothic Pictures would begin casting for The Prude “in a few days.” Roughly a month later, the 1 Oct 1924 FD noted that director Tod Browning had completed the film. An item in the 13 Sep 1924 Moving Picture World mentioned that The Prude would be British screen star Evelyn Brent’s first of eight pictures for Gothic.
       Distributor Film Booking Offices (F.B.O.) was changing the titles of several films, including The Prude, the 18 Oct 1924 Moving Picture World reported. The new title was The Dangerous Flirt. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
10 Jan 1925
p. 48.
Film Daily
29 Aug 1924.
p. 1.
Film Daily
1 Oct 1924
p. 6.
Moving Picture World
13 Sep 1924
p. 114.
Moving Picture World
4 Oct 1924
p. 403.
Moving Picture World
18 Oct 1924
p. 607.
Moving Picture World
29 Nov 1924
p. 544.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Prude" by Julie Herne (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Prude
Release Date:
19 October 1924
Premiere Information:
Released 19 October 1924
Production Date:
September - October 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Gothic Pictures
Copyright Date:
19 October 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20795
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,297
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sheila Fairfax, brought up by puritanical spinster Aunt Prissie, is the innocent victim of a scandalous all-night escapade, caused by a car breakdown, with Ramon José Gonzales. In spite of her undeserved reputation, Dick Morris, a mining engineer, marries her. On their wedding night, Sheila is so filled with fear of Dick's embraces that she pushes him away. Thinking Sheila does not love him, Dick travels to South America to buy a mine from Don Alfonso Castillar. Sheila follows, hoping to win him back, realizing that the influence of her repressed aunt is responsible for the false modesty that separated them. Dick and Sheila become the guests of Don Alfonso, uncle of Ramon José. Don Alfonso and Ramon José vie for her attention, and Alfonso kills Ramon José in a fight. Dick faces a firing squad under Alfonso's orders, but Sheila saves him by a ruse. The two escape together, reunited in love. ... +


Sheila Fairfax, brought up by puritanical spinster Aunt Prissie, is the innocent victim of a scandalous all-night escapade, caused by a car breakdown, with Ramon José Gonzales. In spite of her undeserved reputation, Dick Morris, a mining engineer, marries her. On their wedding night, Sheila is so filled with fear of Dick's embraces that she pushes him away. Thinking Sheila does not love him, Dick travels to South America to buy a mine from Don Alfonso Castillar. Sheila follows, hoping to win him back, realizing that the influence of her repressed aunt is responsible for the false modesty that separated them. Dick and Sheila become the guests of Don Alfonso, uncle of Ramon José. Don Alfonso and Ramon José vie for her attention, and Alfonso kills Ramon José in a fight. Dick faces a firing squad under Alfonso's orders, but Sheila saves him by a ruse. The two escape together, reunited in love. +

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