The Meanest Man in the World (1923)

Melodrama | 22 October 1923

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HISTORY

The film was "well into production" at United Studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, CA, according to the May 1923 Story World and Photodramatist. Screen adaptation from George M. Cohan's play was credited to Lenore Coffee and John Goodrich. Actor Frank Campeau was listed as a cast member, but was not in final credits. The Meanest Man in the World was remade in 1943 (see ... More Less

The film was "well into production" at United Studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, CA, according to the May 1923 Story World and Photodramatist. Screen adaptation from George M. Cohan's play was credited to Lenore Coffee and John Goodrich. Actor Frank Campeau was listed as a cast member, but was not in final credits. The Meanest Man in the World was remade in 1943 (see entry). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Story World and Photodramatist
May 1923
p. 87.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Principal Pictures
Copyright Date:
22 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19519
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,600
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Soft-hearted lawyer Richard Clarke determines to get tough and collect the debts owed him. He begins with "J. Hudson," who happens to be Miss Jane Hudson, a very attractive damsel in distress. As her property is in danger of appropriation by dishonest oil speculators, Jane joins forces with Clarke, and together they raise enough money to finance oil-drilling operations. Incidentally, they fall in ... +


Soft-hearted lawyer Richard Clarke determines to get tough and collect the debts owed him. He begins with "J. Hudson," who happens to be Miss Jane Hudson, a very attractive damsel in distress. As her property is in danger of appropriation by dishonest oil speculators, Jane joins forces with Clarke, and together they raise enough money to finance oil-drilling operations. Incidentally, they fall in love. +

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

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