The Deep Purple (1920)

Drama | 2 May 1920

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

Earle Browne

Producer:

Raoul Walsh

Production Designer:

William Menzies

Production Company:

Mayflower Photoplay Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 May 20
p. 2856.
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3298.
MPN
8 May 20
p. 4002.
MPN
19 Dec 20
p. 3.
MPN
3 Jul 20
p. 250.
MPW
17 Apr 20
p. 435.
MPW
15 May 20
p. 983.
MPW
10 Jul 20
p. 228.
New York Morning Telegraph
9 May 1920.
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Photoplay
Aug 20
p. 72.
Variety
7 May 20
p. 34.
Wid's
9 May 20
p. 8.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Mayflower Photoplay Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15076
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,661
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Two con men, Pop Clark and Harry Leland, take rooms in a small town boardinghouse, where Leland makes love to Doris Moore, a young woman restless to leave her village. Leland convinces Doris to follow the con men to New York City, where she stays in a boardinghouse run by Kate Fallon, a woman with a disreputable past who poses as Leland's aunt. Clark and Leland plan to use Doris to lure young engineer William Lake into a compromising situation, but Kate, who has befriended Doris, tells Lake of the con men's plan, and Lake removes Doris from the clutches of Clark and Leland. Meanwhile, Laylock, a reformed crook and a friend of Kate's, is freed from jail, where he was placed through the contrivance of Clark and Leland, and kills Leland in a pistol duel. Lake persuades his friend, Inspector Bruce, that Leland has committed suicide, and Laylock goes free. Finally, Doris and Lake become ... +


Two con men, Pop Clark and Harry Leland, take rooms in a small town boardinghouse, where Leland makes love to Doris Moore, a young woman restless to leave her village. Leland convinces Doris to follow the con men to New York City, where she stays in a boardinghouse run by Kate Fallon, a woman with a disreputable past who poses as Leland's aunt. Clark and Leland plan to use Doris to lure young engineer William Lake into a compromising situation, but Kate, who has befriended Doris, tells Lake of the con men's plan, and Lake removes Doris from the clutches of Clark and Leland. Meanwhile, Laylock, a reformed crook and a friend of Kate's, is freed from jail, where he was placed through the contrivance of Clark and Leland, and kills Leland in a pistol duel. Lake persuades his friend, Inspector Bruce, that Leland has committed suicide, and Laylock goes free. Finally, Doris and Lake become engaged. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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

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