Old Lady 31 (1920)

Drama | 20 April 1920

Director:

John Ince

Writer:

June Mathis

Production Company:

Screen Classics, Inc.
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HISTORY

The play was based on the novel Old Lady Number 31 by Mary Louise Foster (pseud. of Louise Forsslund), New York, 1909. Some scenes in this film were shot near the Orange County Farm at Downey, CA and at the Sunland Hotel in the San Fernando ... More Less

The play was based on the novel Old Lady Number 31 by Mary Louise Foster (pseud. of Louise Forsslund), New York, 1909. Some scenes in this film were shot near the Orange County Farm at Downey, CA and at the Sunland Hotel in the San Fernando Valley. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Apr 20
p. 2140.
MPN
7 Feb 20
p. 1506.
MPN
21 Feb 20
p. 1914.
MPN
28 May 21
p. 3355.
MPW
10 Apr 20
p. 301.
New York Morning Telegraph
4-Apr-20
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New York Times
24 May 20
p. 20.
Variety
28 May 20
p. 42.
Wid's
4 Apr 20
p. 5.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Old Lady 31 by Rachel Crothers (New York, 30 Oct 1916).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 April 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15011
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When aged couple Abe and Angie Rose lose their life savings in worthless mining stock, their last one hundred dollars goes to secure Angie a place in the Old Ladies Home while Abe must content himself with the poorhouse. Their parting at the gate of the institution affects the inmates so deeply that they make arrangements for Abe to remain there as "Old Lady 31." Once there, the ladies almost nurse Abe to death, and when inmate Blossy's new husband, Captain Darby, suggests he escape, Abe welcomes the opportunity. Remorse overtakes him, however, and he returns to discover that the mining stock is worth enough money to buy back the Roses' old ... +


When aged couple Abe and Angie Rose lose their life savings in worthless mining stock, their last one hundred dollars goes to secure Angie a place in the Old Ladies Home while Abe must content himself with the poorhouse. Their parting at the gate of the institution affects the inmates so deeply that they make arrangements for Abe to remain there as "Old Lady 31." Once there, the ladies almost nurse Abe to death, and when inmate Blossy's new husband, Captain Darby, suggests he escape, Abe welcomes the opportunity. Remorse overtakes him, however, and he returns to discover that the mining stock is worth enough money to buy back the Roses' old house. +

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