The Tiger's Coat (1920)

Drama | November 1920

Director:

Roy Clements

Writer:

Jack Cunningham

Production Designer:

E. P. Hunziker

Production Company:

Dial Film Co.
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HISTORY

The 5 Jun 1920 Moving Picture World reported the impending start of production at Brunton Studios in Hollywood, CA. An advertisement in the 28 Jun 1921 Wid’s Daily credited Ernest Shipman as producer. As stated in the 18 Sep 1920 Motion Picture News, the source novel, The Tiger's Coat by Elizabeth Dejeans, was serialized in the Pictorial Review from Nov 1916 through Feb 1917.
       The close of production was noted in the 19 Jun 1920 Wid’s Daily. One month later, the 19 Jul 1920 issue reported that the negative had been “shipped East,” although the exact destination was not disclosed. On 16 Oct 1920, Dial Film Co. president Otto Bollman announced in the Motion Picture News that the film was ready for release.
       According to the 1 Jan 1921 issue, a “special motion picture edition” of the source novel, illustrated with still photographs from the film, was set for publication by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. A printing of 500,000 copies was planned. In addition, the 5 Feb 1921 Exhibitors Herald stated that distributor W. W. Hodkinson Corp. was offering free local advertising for exhibitors who were in need of “concentrated publicity” but did not have a marketing department.
       The 25 Dec 1920 Exhibitors Herald reported high approval among exhibitors and “unprecedented” advance bookings. The picture was currently showing in Southern California theaters on the Broadway Amusement Company circuit. The 11 Dec 1920 and 25 Dec 1920 editions of Moving Picture World also reported bookings by the Saenger Amusement ...

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The 5 Jun 1920 Moving Picture World reported the impending start of production at Brunton Studios in Hollywood, CA. An advertisement in the 28 Jun 1921 Wid’s Daily credited Ernest Shipman as producer. As stated in the 18 Sep 1920 Motion Picture News, the source novel, The Tiger's Coat by Elizabeth Dejeans, was serialized in the Pictorial Review from Nov 1916 through Feb 1917.
       The close of production was noted in the 19 Jun 1920 Wid’s Daily. One month later, the 19 Jul 1920 issue reported that the negative had been “shipped East,” although the exact destination was not disclosed. On 16 Oct 1920, Dial Film Co. president Otto Bollman announced in the Motion Picture News that the film was ready for release.
       According to the 1 Jan 1921 issue, a “special motion picture edition” of the source novel, illustrated with still photographs from the film, was set for publication by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. A printing of 500,000 copies was planned. In addition, the 5 Feb 1921 Exhibitors Herald stated that distributor W. W. Hodkinson Corp. was offering free local advertising for exhibitors who were in need of “concentrated publicity” but did not have a marketing department.
       The 25 Dec 1920 Exhibitors Herald reported high approval among exhibitors and “unprecedented” advance bookings. The picture was currently showing in Southern California theaters on the Broadway Amusement Company circuit. The 11 Dec 1920 and 25 Dec 1920 editions of Moving Picture World also reported bookings by the Saenger Amusement Company of New Orleans, LA, and Loew’s Theatres Incorporated, based in New York City.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
25 Dec 1920
p. 206
Exhibitors Herald
5 Feb 1921
p. 72
Motion Picture News
3 Jul 1920
p. 264
Motion Picture News
14 Aug 1920
p. 1373
Motion Picture News
28 Aug 1920
p. 1706
Motion Picture News
18 Sep 1920
p. 2243
Motion Picture News
16 Oct 1920
p. 3008
Motion Picture News
13 Nov 1920
p. 3667, 3721
Motion Picture News
18 Dec 1920
p. 4610
Motion Picture News
1 Jan 1921
p. 377
Moving Picture World
5 Jun 1920
p. 1321
Moving Picture World
11 Dec 1920
p. 749
Moving Picture World
25 Dec 1920
p. 1066
Variety
3 Dec 1920
p. 32
Wid's Daily
19 Jun 1920
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Wid's Daily
19 Jul 1920
p. 2
Wid's Daily
28 Jun 1921
p. 8
CAST
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PRODUCTION MISC
Cont man
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Tiger's Coat by Elizabeth Dejeans (Indianapolis, 1917).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1920
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: Dec 1920
Production Date:
early to mid Jun 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Alexander MacAllister breaks his engagement to his ward, Jean Ogilvie, after learning that she is of Mexican decent rather than Scottish, as he had believed. The girl leaves town, only to return later as a dancer. By that time, Alexander realizes that he indeed loves Jean and they are ...

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Wealthy Alexander MacAllister breaks his engagement to his ward, Jean Ogilvie, after learning that she is of Mexican decent rather than Scottish, as he had believed. The girl leaves town, only to return later as a dancer. By that time, Alexander realizes that he indeed loves Jean and they are reconciled.

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