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Although not released until Sep 1920, the first showing of this film was held on 27 Jul 1920 at the Palace Theater in New York. The film was extremely successful with the public. Exteriors were taken in various parts of New York City including a fight scene shot at night on the East ... More Less

Although not released until Sep 1920, the first showing of this film was held on 27 Jul 1920 at the Palace Theater in New York. The film was extremely successful with the public. Exteriors were taken in various parts of New York City including a fight scene shot at night on the East River. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Aug 20
p. 1057.
MPN
7 Aug 20
p. 1237.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2371.
MPN
10 Jul 20
p. 254.
MPW
7 Aug 20
p. 719.
New York Morning Telegraph
1 Aug 1920.
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New York Times
24 Aug 20
p. 25.
NYR
31 Jul 1920.
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Wid's
1 Aug 20
p. 15.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
First episode (Out of the Night):
First episode (Out of the Night):
First episode (Out of the Night):
First episode (Out of the Night):
Second episode (The Gay White Way):
Second episode (The Gay White Way):
Second episode (The Gay White Way):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
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NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
First episode (Out of the Night):
First episode (Out of the Night):
First episode (Out of the Night):
First episode (Out of the Night):
Second episode (The Gay White Way):
Second episode (The Gay White Way):
Second episode (The Gay White Way):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
Third episode (A Tragedy of the East):
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Asst cam
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
23 August 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15525
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,516
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Episode One: A happily married woman is confronted with the reappearance of her first husband who she thought was dead. Just as he is demanding money in exchange for silence, a burglar shoots and kills him. The wife then takes the pistol as her husband enters the room and tells him that she shot a burglar. Episode Two: On "The Great White Way," a married man is keeping a vamp. When the man's wife threatens divorce proceedings, the vamp threatens to kill herself if he leaves her. As he steps out the door, he hears a shot. Rushing back into the apartment, he finds the woman apparently dead. At that moment, the vamp's husband appears and demands hush money, which the man pays and then departs. Just as the vamp and her pretend husband prepare for a getaway, the man reappears, reveals himself as a detective and places the schemers under arrest. Episode three: A tempestuous girl marries the pure-hearted son of a paralytic, but growing bored with her husband, the girl becomes wildly attracted to a fugitive gangster whom she hides in the attic. The paralytic, a mute, conveys to his son that his wife is betraying him. As he mounts the stairs, the son is shot and killed by the gangster. When the detectives arrive, the gangster and the girl are killed while attempting to ... +


Episode One: A happily married woman is confronted with the reappearance of her first husband who she thought was dead. Just as he is demanding money in exchange for silence, a burglar shoots and kills him. The wife then takes the pistol as her husband enters the room and tells him that she shot a burglar. Episode Two: On "The Great White Way," a married man is keeping a vamp. When the man's wife threatens divorce proceedings, the vamp threatens to kill herself if he leaves her. As he steps out the door, he hears a shot. Rushing back into the apartment, he finds the woman apparently dead. At that moment, the vamp's husband appears and demands hush money, which the man pays and then departs. Just as the vamp and her pretend husband prepare for a getaway, the man reappears, reveals himself as a detective and places the schemers under arrest. Episode three: A tempestuous girl marries the pure-hearted son of a paralytic, but growing bored with her husband, the girl becomes wildly attracted to a fugitive gangster whom she hides in the attic. The paralytic, a mute, conveys to his son that his wife is betraying him. As he mounts the stairs, the son is shot and killed by the gangster. When the detectives arrive, the gangster and the girl are killed while attempting to escape. +

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

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