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The copyright material suggests that the film's full title could have been The Bait, or Human ... More Less

The copyright material suggests that the film's full title could have been The Bait, or Human Bait. More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
2 January 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Hope Hampton Productions
Copyright Date:
1 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15636
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,289
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Joan Grainger, a salesgirl in a jewelry store, is framed for robbery by the floorwalker, Simpson, a member of a gang led by Bennett Barton, and by Dolly, another salesgirl. Barton rescues her from prison and takes her to Paris, where he intends to use her to blackmail millionaires. At the Folies-Bergère, Joan is rescued from an escaped lioness by wealthy John Warren. They return on the same boat to America and fall in love. In New York, Warren obtains a confession from Dolly. Barton tries to obtain the confession but is killed by Simpson, who is also after the paper. Joan is finally exonerated, and Warren wins her ... +


Joan Grainger, a salesgirl in a jewelry store, is framed for robbery by the floorwalker, Simpson, a member of a gang led by Bennett Barton, and by Dolly, another salesgirl. Barton rescues her from prison and takes her to Paris, where he intends to use her to blackmail millionaires. At the Folies-Bergère, Joan is rescued from an escaped lioness by wealthy John Warren. They return on the same boat to America and fall in love. In New York, Warren obtains a confession from Dolly. Barton tries to obtain the confession but is killed by Simpson, who is also after the paper. Joan is finally exonerated, and Warren wins her hand. +

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

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