Full page view
HISTORY

In 1929, Fox produced a sound film based on the Louis Joseph Vance novel. That film, entitled Masquerade , was directed by Russell L. Birdwell and starred Alan Birmingham and Leila Hyams (See ... More Less

In 1929, Fox produced a sound film based on the Louis Joseph Vance novel. That film, entitled Masquerade , was directed by Russell L. Birdwell and starred Alan Birmingham and Leila Hyams (See Entry. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance (Indianapolis, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 November 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 November 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20770
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,830
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Arriving unexpectedly at his country home, Dan Maitland discovers a young woman (Sylvia) attempting to open his safe. She mistakes him for Anisty, a notorious thief who is Dan's double, and he gives her the jewels from the safe. Anisty appears, and there follow confusion and thrilling episodes in which Anisty is captured, escapes, and poses as Dan. Dan finally brings Anisty to justice and declares his love for Sylvia, who confesses she was searching Dan's safe to recover papers that might incriminate her ... +


Arriving unexpectedly at his country home, Dan Maitland discovers a young woman (Sylvia) attempting to open his safe. She mistakes him for Anisty, a notorious thief who is Dan's double, and he gives her the jewels from the safe. Anisty appears, and there follow confusion and thrilling episodes in which Anisty is captured, escapes, and poses as Dan. Dan finally brings Anisty to justice and declares his love for Sylvia, who confesses she was searching Dan's safe to recover papers that might incriminate her father. +

GENRE
Genres:


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.