One of the Finest (1919)

Comedy-drama | 4 May 1919

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HISTORY

Some scenes in this film were shot in Golden Gate Park in San ... More Less

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jun 19
p. 141.
MPN
14 Jun 19
p. 4026.
MPW
14 Jun 19
p. 1681.
New York Times
2 Jun 19
p. 20.
Variety
6 Jun 19
p. 49.
Wid's
8 Jun 19
p. 9.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13644
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Traffic cop Larry Hayes takes care of four-year-old Mary Jane, the daughter of Gus Andrews, a criminal sent to prison because of Larry, and Nellie, a shop girl who visits often. After Larry reprimands Frances Hudson's chauffeur for speeding, and later reproaches Frances after he stops her runaway horse, she gets her influential father to transfer him. As a plainclothesman guarding the gifts at a wedding in the Hudson home, Larry courts Frances, but their mutual attraction disturbs Frances' suitor Teddy. After Mr. Hudson learns that Larry's deceased father, a police commissioner, was his old friend, he has Larry assigned to guard his house. Teddy finds out that Mary Jane calls Larry "Daddy," and tells Frances. Frances is suspicious when she sees Nellie warn Larry that Gus is out of prison, and has vowed revenge. After a gun duel in which Gus is wounded, however, the truth is told. Larry then gives up his job to become a "poor lawyer," and marries ... +


Traffic cop Larry Hayes takes care of four-year-old Mary Jane, the daughter of Gus Andrews, a criminal sent to prison because of Larry, and Nellie, a shop girl who visits often. After Larry reprimands Frances Hudson's chauffeur for speeding, and later reproaches Frances after he stops her runaway horse, she gets her influential father to transfer him. As a plainclothesman guarding the gifts at a wedding in the Hudson home, Larry courts Frances, but their mutual attraction disturbs Frances' suitor Teddy. After Mr. Hudson learns that Larry's deceased father, a police commissioner, was his old friend, he has Larry assigned to guard his house. Teddy finds out that Mary Jane calls Larry "Daddy," and tells Frances. Frances is suspicious when she sees Nellie warn Larry that Gus is out of prison, and has vowed revenge. After a gun duel in which Gus is wounded, however, the truth is told. Larry then gives up his job to become a "poor lawyer," and marries Frances. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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