Footlights and Shadows (1920)

Drama | February 1920

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HISTORY

The story by Josephine Miller was published in a magazine. The working title of this film was Out of the Night . The chorus from the Greenwich Village Follies appeared in the ... More Less

The story by Josephine Miller was published in a magazine. The working title of this film was Out of the Night . The chorus from the Greenwich Village Follies appeared in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
21 Feb 20
p. 1225.
MPN
21 Feb 20
p. 1975.
MPW
14 Feb 20
p. 1119.
New York Morning Telegraph
9 May 1920.
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Variety
13 Feb 20
p. 44.
Wid's
15 Feb 20
p. 3.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Out of the Night" by Josephine Miller (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Out of the Night
Release Date:
February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14662
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,453
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gloria Dawn, a fortune-hunting follies star, begins to question her engagement to wealthy Peter Shaw after meeting an amnesiac young man who stumbles into her apartment one night. Under doctor's orders that he not be moved, Gloria nurses the stranger back to health, although his memory fails to return. Gloria falls in love with her patient and, upon discovering that he is millionaire sportsman Jerry O'Farrell, rushes home to restore his identity, only to find that he has gone. Amnesia continues to plague Jerry, and he soon forgets both Gloria's name and address. While he is attending a show at the follies, a fire breaks out, and Gloria, recognizing her lover in the audience, rushes to save him. Meanwhile, Shaw, who has discovered Gloria's feelings for Jerry, accosts her. Jerry, who has finally regained his memory, intercedes and rescues Gloria, and the two discover their mutual ... +


Gloria Dawn, a fortune-hunting follies star, begins to question her engagement to wealthy Peter Shaw after meeting an amnesiac young man who stumbles into her apartment one night. Under doctor's orders that he not be moved, Gloria nurses the stranger back to health, although his memory fails to return. Gloria falls in love with her patient and, upon discovering that he is millionaire sportsman Jerry O'Farrell, rushes home to restore his identity, only to find that he has gone. Amnesia continues to plague Jerry, and he soon forgets both Gloria's name and address. While he is attending a show at the follies, a fire breaks out, and Gloria, recognizing her lover in the audience, rushes to save him. Meanwhile, Shaw, who has discovered Gloria's feelings for Jerry, accosts her. Jerry, who has finally regained his memory, intercedes and rescues Gloria, and the two discover their mutual love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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