The Street Called Straight (1920)

Drama | February 1920

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The film opened in Los Angeles on 15 Feb 1920. Some news items incorrectly credit T. Hayes Hunter with the ... More Less

The film opened in Los Angeles on 15 Feb 1920. Some news items incorrectly credit T. Hayes Hunter with the direction. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Mar 20
p. 1659.
MPN
21 Feb 20
p. 1817.
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 2390.
MPW
7 Aug 20
p. 1016.
MPW
21 Feb 20
p. 1293.
New York Morning Telegraph
7 Mar 1920.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Street Called Straight" by Basil King in Harper's (Jan-Jul 1912).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP14664
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In an effort to uphold his distinguished family's financial position, Henry Guion embezzled $400,000, and is now on the verge of ruin. When engineer Peter Devenant, a former suitor of Henry's daughter Olivia, returns East after making his fortune and hears of the family's dire circumstances, he offers to repay the funds. Olivia, now engaged to British nobleman Colonel Ashley, objects to his offers initially, but finally reconsiders to save her father's reputation. Abhorred that his fiancée is indebted to a former suitor, Col. Ashley breaks the engagement. Hearing of her niece's difficulties, Olivia's wealthy aunt, Mme. De Melcourt, intercedes and refunds Peter's money, forcing her niece to realize that her true affections lie with the young engineer rather than with the haughty ... +


In an effort to uphold his distinguished family's financial position, Henry Guion embezzled $400,000, and is now on the verge of ruin. When engineer Peter Devenant, a former suitor of Henry's daughter Olivia, returns East after making his fortune and hears of the family's dire circumstances, he offers to repay the funds. Olivia, now engaged to British nobleman Colonel Ashley, objects to his offers initially, but finally reconsiders to save her father's reputation. Abhorred that his fiancée is indebted to a former suitor, Col. Ashley breaks the engagement. Hearing of her niece's difficulties, Olivia's wealthy aunt, Mme. De Melcourt, intercedes and refunds Peter's money, forcing her niece to realize that her true affections lie with the young engineer rather than with the haughty nobleman. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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