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HISTORY

The novel was serialized in Pictorial Review , Winter-Spring 1919. In Apr 1920, Eminent Authors Pictures, Inc. commenced suit for an injunction to prevent further exhibition of Dangerous Hours , produced by Thomas H. Ince and released in Feb 1920, because Eminent Authors claimed to have exclusive and prior right to the title Dangerous Days , and that the similarity in titles would mislead the public and benefit the Ince organization, as the novel Dangerous Days was widely known. No further information concerning the suit has been ... More Less

The novel was serialized in Pictorial Review , Winter-Spring 1919. In Apr 1920, Eminent Authors Pictures, Inc. commenced suit for an injunction to prevent further exhibition of Dangerous Hours , produced by Thomas H. Ince and released in Feb 1920, because Eminent Authors claimed to have exclusive and prior right to the title Dangerous Days , and that the similarity in titles would mislead the public and benefit the Ince organization, as the novel Dangerous Days was widely known. No further information concerning the suit has been located. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Mar 20
p. 1884.
MPN
31 Jan 20
p. 1258.
MPW
27 Mar 20
p. 2175.
New York Times
15 Mar 1920.
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Variety
19 Mar 20
p. 53.
Wid's
21 Mar 20
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Reginald Barker Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Pres
WRITERS
Scen and titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart (New York, 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Copyright Date:
23 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,662
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Rudolph Klein, a German spy, tries to persuade his brother Herman, a trusted employee of the Spencer Steel Works, to blow up the munitions factory. When World War I breaks out, Spencer's son Graham decides to enlist in the army, but when his mother Natalie, a cold-hearted social butterfly, objects, he wavers in his decision. Rudolph persuades Herman that Graham is trying to seduce his daughter Anna, and, for revenge, Herman finally agrees to blow up the plant. Anna overhears the conspiracy and rushes to warn the Spencers, but gets caught in the explosion instead. Her death cements Graham's resolution to enlist and he goes off to war. Natalie then decides to leave Spencer, freeing him for Audrey Valentine, a widow who has lost her son at the ... +


Rudolph Klein, a German spy, tries to persuade his brother Herman, a trusted employee of the Spencer Steel Works, to blow up the munitions factory. When World War I breaks out, Spencer's son Graham decides to enlist in the army, but when his mother Natalie, a cold-hearted social butterfly, objects, he wavers in his decision. Rudolph persuades Herman that Graham is trying to seduce his daughter Anna, and, for revenge, Herman finally agrees to blow up the plant. Anna overhears the conspiracy and rushes to warn the Spencers, but gets caught in the explosion instead. Her death cements Graham's resolution to enlist and he goes off to war. Natalie then decides to leave Spencer, freeing him for Audrey Valentine, a widow who has lost her son at the front. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Espionage


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