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This film was also called The Money Changers ... More Less

This film was also called The Money Changers . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Nov 20
p. 2486.
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 4827.
MPN
9 Oct 20
p. 2830.
MPN
13 Mar 20
pp. 2442-43.
MPN
23 Oct 20
p. 3218.
MPN
6 Nov 20
p. 3626.
MPN
11 Dec 20
pp. 4452-53.
MPW
6 Nov 20
p. 110.
Wid's
31 Oct 20
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Money Changers
Release Date:
31 October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
5 October 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15613
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lucy Hegan, the proprietor of a settlement house for the poor, is engaged to Hugh Gordon, the head of a large pharmaceutical and chemical firm who, unknown to Lucy, is also the ringleader of a powerful drug and white slave operation in the Chinese quarter. While conducting an investigation into illicit drug traffic for his paper, newspaper reporter Allan Martin meets Lucy and falls in love with her. In the course of her work, Lucy has befriended reformed crook Monk Mullen and his mother, and when Monk learns that she is to marry Gordon, the ex-crook provides Allan with proof of Gordon's underworld drug trafficking. Armed with his information, Allan leads a raid on Gordon's headquarters, and in the ensuing battle, the drug king is killed by his henchman, Ling Choo Fang, thus freeing Lucy to marry her young ... +


Lucy Hegan, the proprietor of a settlement house for the poor, is engaged to Hugh Gordon, the head of a large pharmaceutical and chemical firm who, unknown to Lucy, is also the ringleader of a powerful drug and white slave operation in the Chinese quarter. While conducting an investigation into illicit drug traffic for his paper, newspaper reporter Allan Martin meets Lucy and falls in love with her. In the course of her work, Lucy has befriended reformed crook Monk Mullen and his mother, and when Monk learns that she is to marry Gordon, the ex-crook provides Allan with proof of Gordon's underworld drug trafficking. Armed with his information, Allan leads a raid on Gordon's headquarters, and in the ensuing battle, the drug king is killed by his henchman, Ling Choo Fang, thus freeing Lucy to marry her young reporter. +

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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