Champion of Lost Causes (1925)

Mystery, Melodrama | 22 January 1925

Director:

Chester Bennett

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Ernest Palmer

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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Film Daily
15 Mar 1925.
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Variety
29 Apr 1925.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Champion of Lost Causes" by Max Brand in Flynn's Magazine (11 Oct--22 Nov 1924).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
17 February 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21150
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,115
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Loring, an author in search of material for an article, visits a gambling resort run by Zanten. There he notices Joseph Wilbur, who is acting strangely and is later murdered. Peter Charles is accused of the murder, and Loring, who secretly loves Peter's daughter, Beatrice, sets out to clear Peter's name. Loring goes to Zanten for help and advice, becoming involved with a gang of thugs who make several attempts on his life. Loring finally discovers that Zanten himself (who is actually Beatrice's unworthy fiancé, Dick Sterling, in disguise) is the real murderer of Wilbur. Beatrice's father is freed, and Beatrice and Loring are ... +


Loring, an author in search of material for an article, visits a gambling resort run by Zanten. There he notices Joseph Wilbur, who is acting strangely and is later murdered. Peter Charles is accused of the murder, and Loring, who secretly loves Peter's daughter, Beatrice, sets out to clear Peter's name. Loring goes to Zanten for help and advice, becoming involved with a gang of thugs who make several attempts on his life. Loring finally discovers that Zanten himself (who is actually Beatrice's unworthy fiancé, Dick Sterling, in disguise) is the real murderer of Wilbur. Beatrice's father is freed, and Beatrice and Loring are wed. +

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