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HISTORY

Working titles for this film were The Gutter Rose , The Rose of the Dark , and The Rose of the Night . Some sources list Waldemar Young as the scenarist. Campbell's story was originally called "The Moth"; although some sources state that the source of the film was a story entitled "The Gutter Rose," this is probably erroneous. A trade article published during early production called this a Bluebird film. The man playing the bartender in the film was a former wrestler known as Kalla Pascha, the Terrible ... More Less

Working titles for this film were The Gutter Rose , The Rose of the Dark , and The Rose of the Night . Some sources list Waldemar Young as the scenarist. Campbell's story was originally called "The Moth"; although some sources state that the source of the film was a story entitled "The Gutter Rose," this is probably erroneous. A trade article published during early production called this a Bluebird film. The man playing the bartender in the film was a former wrestler known as Kalla Pascha, the Terrible Turk. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
29 Sep 1918.
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Camera
10 Nov 1918.
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MPN
1 Feb 19
p. 735.
MPN
16 Feb 1919.
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MPN
22 Feb 19
pp. 1189-93, 1232
MPW
15 Feb 19
p. 944.
Variety
7 Feb 19
p. 59.
Wid's
2 Feb 19
p. 22.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Gutter Rose
The Rose of the Dark
The Rose of the Night
Release Date:
24 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg., Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13356
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary Stevens learned to be a pickpocket from her guardian Fadem, an unscrupulous pawnbroker, and her companion Stoop Connors. One evening, while Mary and Stoop wait outside a reception for opportunities to rob guests, inside Adele Hoyt breaks her engagement with Kent Mortimer when he confesses that he is broke. When the pearl necklace that Kent gave Adele falls into the crowd outside, Mary grabs it. She hides in Kent's house, and after they become acquainted, she quits her crooked life to work as a waitress. One night, Stoop attacks her and shoots Kent in the arm when he interferes. When Mary learns from Kent's landlady that he owes rent, she pawns two pearls with Fadem, who sends Stoop to find the rest. After Stoop informs Kent of Mary's theft, Kent denounces her, and she gives the necklace to Adele, who returns it to Kent. After Kent tracks Mary to Fadem's, he prevents Stoop from choking Mary. Just as Stoop is about to kill Kent, Mary brings a burly bartender to intercede. Mary and Kent then buy a farm out ... +


Mary Stevens learned to be a pickpocket from her guardian Fadem, an unscrupulous pawnbroker, and her companion Stoop Connors. One evening, while Mary and Stoop wait outside a reception for opportunities to rob guests, inside Adele Hoyt breaks her engagement with Kent Mortimer when he confesses that he is broke. When the pearl necklace that Kent gave Adele falls into the crowd outside, Mary grabs it. She hides in Kent's house, and after they become acquainted, she quits her crooked life to work as a waitress. One night, Stoop attacks her and shoots Kent in the arm when he interferes. When Mary learns from Kent's landlady that he owes rent, she pawns two pearls with Fadem, who sends Stoop to find the rest. After Stoop informs Kent of Mary's theft, Kent denounces her, and she gives the necklace to Adele, who returns it to Kent. After Kent tracks Mary to Fadem's, he prevents Stoop from choking Mary. Just as Stoop is about to kill Kent, Mary brings a burly bartender to intercede. Mary and Kent then buy a farm out West. +

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