Cameo Kirby (1923)

Melodrama | 21 October 1923

Director:

John Ford

Writer:

Robert N. Lee

Cinematographer:

George Schneiderman

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson's play Cameo Kirby previously was adapted for the screen in 1914. That version, produced by Jesse L. Lasky for Paramount, starred Dustin Farnum. Irving Cummings directed a sound and dialogue version for Fox in 1930 that starred J. Harold Murray (see entries above and ... More Less

Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson's play Cameo Kirby previously was adapted for the screen in 1914. That version, produced by Jesse L. Lasky for Paramount, starred Dustin Farnum. Irving Cummings directed a sound and dialogue version for Fox in 1930 that starred J. Harold Murray (see entries above and below). More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the play Cameo Kirby, a Play in 4 Acts by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson (New York, 20 Dec 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19564
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,931
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gambler Cameo Kirby enters a card game between Colonel John Randall and a crooked gambler named Colonel Moreau. Kirby wins, although Randall loses his property to Moreau. Kirby, intending to return it to Randall, secures the deed, but not before Randall, in desperation, kills himself. Moreau blames Kirby for the death and shoots him. Then Kirby kills Moreau in a duel. Kirby takes refuge in the Randall country home when the heirs of Colonel Randall seek him out for allegedly shooting Moreau in cold blood. Kirby justifies himself with the Randall brothers and marries their sister, ... +


Gambler Cameo Kirby enters a card game between Colonel John Randall and a crooked gambler named Colonel Moreau. Kirby wins, although Randall loses his property to Moreau. Kirby, intending to return it to Randall, secures the deed, but not before Randall, in desperation, kills himself. Moreau blames Kirby for the death and shoots him. Then Kirby kills Moreau in a duel. Kirby takes refuge in the Randall country home when the heirs of Colonel Randall seek him out for allegedly shooting Moreau in cold blood. Kirby justifies himself with the Randall brothers and marries their sister, Adele. +

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