The Cinderella Man (1917)

Comedy | 16 December 1917

Production Designer:

Hugo Ballin

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Some night scenes in the film were shot at a pier in New York City. ...

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Some night scenes in the film were shot at a pier in New York City.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Calgary Herald
8 Dec 1917
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Exhibitors Herald
8 Sep 1917
p. 8
Exhibitors Herald
1 Dec 1917
p. 44
Exhibitors Herald
29 Dec 1917
p. 27
Exhibitors Herald
19 Jan 1918
p. 34
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Dec 1917
p. 294
Motion Picture News
15 Dec 1917
p. 4187
Motion Picture News
29 Dec 1917
p. 4582
Motography
1 Sep 1917
p. 452
Motography
15 Sep 1917
p. 560
Motography
6 Oct 1917
p. 718
Motography
8 Dec 1917
p. 1219
Motography
22 Dec 1917
p. 1313
Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1917
p. 1482
NYDM
2 Nov 1918
p. 625
Sun (New York City)
16 Dec 1917
p. 31
Variety
14 Dec 1917
p. 45
Wid's Daily
20 Dec 1917
pp. 808-809.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Cinderella Man by Edward Childs Carpenter (New York, 17 Jan 1916).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
16 December 1917
Premiere Information:
Calgary, Canada, opening: week of 9 Dec 1917; New York opening: 16 Dec 1917
Production Date:
began Aug 1917
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
10 December 1917
LP11817
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When Marjorie Caner returns from abroad, she is quite lonely in her millionaire father's big house. Learning that a young poet, Anthony Quintard, is living in poverty next door while working on the libretto of a great opera, she skips across the roofs and brings him a Christmas banquet. The poet sees Marjorie, and knowing that he detests wealth, she pretends to be the secretary of the Caner family. Marjorie volunteers to type his libretto, and a close intimacy grows between them. Tony wins a $10,000 prize for his work, but is enraged when he discovers that Marjorie is an heiress. Morris Caner, mellowed under his daughter's tutelage, comes to the rescue by feigning financial ruin, and manages to reconcile the two ...

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When Marjorie Caner returns from abroad, she is quite lonely in her millionaire father's big house. Learning that a young poet, Anthony Quintard, is living in poverty next door while working on the libretto of a great opera, she skips across the roofs and brings him a Christmas banquet. The poet sees Marjorie, and knowing that he detests wealth, she pretends to be the secretary of the Caner family. Marjorie volunteers to type his libretto, and a close intimacy grows between them. Tony wins a $10,000 prize for his work, but is enraged when he discovers that Marjorie is an heiress. Morris Caner, mellowed under his daughter's tutelage, comes to the rescue by feigning financial ruin, and manages to reconcile the two lovers.

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

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