Cynthia-of-the-Minute (1920)

Adventure | 20 June 1920

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HISTORY

Many scenes in this film were shot at Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami, FL. Studio scenes were shot at the Leah Baird studios in Cliffside, NJ. Shipboard scenes were shot on a German liner on the Hudson River, and on a citrus fruit company freighter, The Carolinian . Doris Kenyon was originally scheduled to star in this film, but her continued success in a Broadway play made her ... More Less

Many scenes in this film were shot at Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami, FL. Studio scenes were shot at the Leah Baird studios in Cliffside, NJ. Shipboard scenes were shot on a German liner on the Hudson River, and on a citrus fruit company freighter, The Carolinian . Doris Kenyon was originally scheduled to star in this film, but her continued success in a Broadway play made her unavailable. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Jul 20
p. 627.
MPN
24 Jul 20
p. 859.
MPW
10 Jul 20
p. 254.
MPW
8 Oct 20
p. 41.
New York Morning Telegraph
11 Jul 1920.
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Variety
16 Jul 20
p. 32.
Wid's
11 Jul 20
p. 19.
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Special Feature
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Cynthia-of-the-Minute by Louis Joseph Vance (New York, 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 June 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While in New York seeking work, Cynthia, a young English girl, meets Bruce Crittenden and George Rhode who introduce her to Madame Savarin, a wealthy woman seeking a companion for a sea voyage. She hires Cynthia, and while at sea, Cynthia discovers that Bruce is the ship's purser. Cynthia's father was a famous wireless expert who taught her how to read code, which enables her to overhear a plot to sink the ship and steal Mrs. Savarin's jewels. Soon after, the crew mutinies, and while Rhode and Bruce fight the crew, Cynthia sounds the alarm. As he is attempting to foil the jewel thieves, Bruce falls overboard, and Cynthia swims to his rescue with the jewels strapped to her back. They are rescued by a government patrol boat and taken back to New York where Cynthia and Bruce are ... +


While in New York seeking work, Cynthia, a young English girl, meets Bruce Crittenden and George Rhode who introduce her to Madame Savarin, a wealthy woman seeking a companion for a sea voyage. She hires Cynthia, and while at sea, Cynthia discovers that Bruce is the ship's purser. Cynthia's father was a famous wireless expert who taught her how to read code, which enables her to overhear a plot to sink the ship and steal Mrs. Savarin's jewels. Soon after, the crew mutinies, and while Rhode and Bruce fight the crew, Cynthia sounds the alarm. As he is attempting to foil the jewel thieves, Bruce falls overboard, and Cynthia swims to his rescue with the jewels strapped to her back. They are rescued by a government patrol boat and taken back to New York where Cynthia and Bruce are married. +

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