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According to the Aug 1923 The Story World and Photodramatist and 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Herald, director Frank Borzage was ready to begin Against the Grain, based on a novel by Dixie Willson, with Josef Swickard, William Collier, Jr., Myrtle Stedman, and Mary Philbin. The title was changed ... More Less

According to the Aug 1923 The Story World and Photodramatist and 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Herald, director Frank Borzage was ready to begin Against the Grain, based on a novel by Dixie Willson, with Josef Swickard, William Collier, Jr., Myrtle Stedman, and Mary Philbin. The title was changed later. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitor's Herald
15 Sep 1923
p. 38.
The Story World and Photodramatist
Aug 1923
p. 86.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Against the Grain
Release Date:
December 1923
Premiere Information:
Premiere: September 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Arthur H. Jacobs Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 September 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19416
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,174
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young widow Janet Loring marries millionaire Malcolm Trask, keeping her former marriage secret and deserting her son Ranny. Ranny becomes a street urchin, eventually joining the household of a bookseller and her granddaughter, Margy. Janet regrets her desertion of the boy and advertises for his return. Marcio, a notorious blackmailer, sends Ranny to pose as her son, unaware that he really is the one. Ranny takes money from his mother to buy a cottage for his fiancée, Margy, but becomes conscience-stricken and admits that he is an impostor. When Janet convinces him that he actually is her son, Trask welcomes the boy as his own, and Ranny marries his ... +


Young widow Janet Loring marries millionaire Malcolm Trask, keeping her former marriage secret and deserting her son Ranny. Ranny becomes a street urchin, eventually joining the household of a bookseller and her granddaughter, Margy. Janet regrets her desertion of the boy and advertises for his return. Marcio, a notorious blackmailer, sends Ranny to pose as her son, unaware that he really is the one. Ranny takes money from his mother to buy a cottage for his fiancée, Margy, but becomes conscience-stricken and admits that he is an impostor. When Janet convinces him that he actually is her son, Trask welcomes the boy as his own, and Ranny marries his sweetheart. +

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