A Trip to Paradise (1921)

Drama | 5 September 1921

Director:

Maxwell Karger

Cinematographer:

Arthur Martinelli

Production Designer:

Julian Garnsey

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that A Trip to Paradise was in its first week of production.
       For information on other adaptations of the play Liliom, please consult the entry for the 1956 Twentieth Century-Fox film, Carousel, directed by Henry King and starring Gordon MacRea and Shirley ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that A Trip to Paradise was in its first week of production.
       For information on other adaptations of the play Liliom, please consult the entry for the 1956 Twentieth Century-Fox film, Carousel, directed by Henry King and starring Gordon MacRea and Shirley Jones. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár (Budapest, 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 September 1921
Production Date:
began early April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
25 August 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16906
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,800
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Curley Flynn is a successful barker at Coney Island near the entrance to the Widow Boland's "Trip to Paradise" concession. Nora O'Brien, whose aunt operates a photograph gallery, captures Curley's heart, and he loses his job when the widow learns she has a rival. When Curley and Nora are out late one evening, she accepts his offer of marriage rather than return home. Mrs. Smiley makes him her partner, but the business does not thrive, and he is about to accept the widow's offer to leave his wife and return to his former job when he learns his wife is with child. Desperate for money, he is shot while helping to rob a house; in the hospital he has a vision of heaven, where his case is tried: he is sent back to earth to live for his wife and ... +


Curley Flynn is a successful barker at Coney Island near the entrance to the Widow Boland's "Trip to Paradise" concession. Nora O'Brien, whose aunt operates a photograph gallery, captures Curley's heart, and he loses his job when the widow learns she has a rival. When Curley and Nora are out late one evening, she accepts his offer of marriage rather than return home. Mrs. Smiley makes him her partner, but the business does not thrive, and he is about to accept the widow's offer to leave his wife and return to his former job when he learns his wife is with child. Desperate for money, he is shot while helping to rob a house; in the hospital he has a vision of heaven, where his case is tried: he is sent back to earth to live for his wife and child. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
African American


Subject

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

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