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This was the first film produced by the Dustin Farnum Productions, Inc. Some reviews give the length as five ... More Less

This was the first film produced by the Dustin Farnum Productions, Inc. Some reviews give the length as five reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Sep 20
p. 1617.
MPN
11 Sep 20
p. 2133.
MPW
11 Sep 20
p. 251.
New York Morning Telegraph
24 Oct 20
p. 29.
Variety
3 Sep 20
p. 44.
Wid's
5 Sep 20
p. 15.
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Big Happiness by Pan (pseud. of Leslie Beresford) (London, 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Robertson-Cole Co.
Copyright Date:
5 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15698
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,416
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Dant is leading a Bohemian life in Paris when his twin brother James, a British financier, appears and implores John to assume his identity so that he can secretly cross the Atlantic for a business deal. John consents and soon discovers that James is a cruel and unethical man who has forced his wife June into their marriage. John attempts to rectify the situation, and June falls in love with him. When John discovers that James has drowned in a shipping disaster, he entrenches himself in James's identity. However, several weeks later James returns, casts John out and attacks June. During the assault, James has a heart attack and dies, and John and June are ... +


John Dant is leading a Bohemian life in Paris when his twin brother James, a British financier, appears and implores John to assume his identity so that he can secretly cross the Atlantic for a business deal. John consents and soon discovers that James is a cruel and unethical man who has forced his wife June into their marriage. John attempts to rectify the situation, and June falls in love with him. When John discovers that James has drowned in a shipping disaster, he entrenches himself in James's identity. However, several weeks later James returns, casts John out and attacks June. During the assault, James has a heart attack and dies, and John and June are reunited. +

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

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