Through the Wrong Door (1919)

Comedy | 6 July 1919

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HISTORY

This film originally was to be entitled The Wrong Door ... More Less

This film originally was to be entitled The Wrong Door . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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ETR
2 Aug 19
p. 709.
MPN
2 Aug 19
p. 1133.
MPW
2 Aug 19
p. 714.
New York Morning Telegraph
12 Apr 19
pp. 271-72.
New York Times
21 Jul 19
p. 12.
Variety
25 Jul 19
p. 45.
Wid's
27 Jul 19
p. 11.
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LITERARY
Based on a serial story The Wrong Door by Jesse Lynch Williams in Collier's National Weekly (13-27 Jan 1917).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Wrong Door
Release Date:
6 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Out West with her father, a crafty financier, and her fiancé, fortune hunter Gerald Hopkins, Isabel Carter is rescued along with Hopkins by Burt Radcliffe, a young prospector, after they are treed by a pet bear searching for chocolates. Later in Philadelphia, Burt discovers that Haskell Carter, who, unknown to him, is Isabel's father, is squeezing him out of his holdings. After his gold-digging fiancée leaves him and he discharges his servants, Burt contemplates gunning down Carter, when Isabel arrives in a rainstorm mistaking Burt's address for Hopkins'. When Burt discovers who she is and she suggests that he fight the thief by his own methods, Burt telephones Carter and says that athough Carter has the mine, he has his daughter. While Carter, Hopkins, and detectives frantically search, Burt and Isabel enjoy a cosy supper. After Carter finds them, Burt locks him in the house, while he and Isabel ... +


Out West with her father, a crafty financier, and her fiancé, fortune hunter Gerald Hopkins, Isabel Carter is rescued along with Hopkins by Burt Radcliffe, a young prospector, after they are treed by a pet bear searching for chocolates. Later in Philadelphia, Burt discovers that Haskell Carter, who, unknown to him, is Isabel's father, is squeezing him out of his holdings. After his gold-digging fiancée leaves him and he discharges his servants, Burt contemplates gunning down Carter, when Isabel arrives in a rainstorm mistaking Burt's address for Hopkins'. When Burt discovers who she is and she suggests that he fight the thief by his own methods, Burt telephones Carter and says that athough Carter has the mine, he has his daughter. While Carter, Hopkins, and detectives frantically search, Burt and Isabel enjoy a cosy supper. After Carter finds them, Burt locks him in the house, while he and Isabel elope. +

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