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An early trade article announced that Mabel McQuade would appear in the film, but no later sources confirm her participation in the ... More Less

An early trade article announced that Mabel McQuade would appear in the film, but no later sources confirm her participation in the production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3107.
MPN
4 Sep 20
p. 1882.
MPW
28 Aug 20
p. 1165.
Variety
19 Nov 20
p. 34.
Wid's
26 Sep 20
pp. 31-32.
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Schomer-Ross Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15247
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After screams from a beautiful house draw neighbors and the police, Victor Bailey is shot and wounded while leaving the premises. Investigation reveals that an unknown assailant attacked Cynthia Holmes, a blind musician, and her secretary, killing the latter. Despite Cynthia's objections, Bailey, who claims to have been investigating the scream, is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to death. To keep Cynthia's mind occupied, her friends persuade her to give a benefit recital at the house; there, she shakes hands with music critic Harry Warren, whom she instantly accuses of the murder, having recognized his touch. Warren escapes but is pursued by Detective Hayden, who tricks him into a confession. Bailey is freed and marries Cynthia, and the birth of their first child restores her ... +


After screams from a beautiful house draw neighbors and the police, Victor Bailey is shot and wounded while leaving the premises. Investigation reveals that an unknown assailant attacked Cynthia Holmes, a blind musician, and her secretary, killing the latter. Despite Cynthia's objections, Bailey, who claims to have been investigating the scream, is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to death. To keep Cynthia's mind occupied, her friends persuade her to give a benefit recital at the house; there, she shakes hands with music critic Harry Warren, whom she instantly accuses of the murder, having recognized his touch. Warren escapes but is pursued by Detective Hayden, who tricks him into a confession. Bailey is freed and marries Cynthia, and the birth of their first child restores her sight. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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