The Grim Comedian (1921)

Melodrama | November 1921

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HISTORY

The 16 Apr 1921 Camera reported that director Frank Lloyd and his company of actors would leave that week for Big Bear, CA, and spend a week shooting exteriors.
       The 7 May 1921 Motion Picture News reported that director Frank Lloyd, assistant director Harry Weil, cameraman Norbert Brodine, and several actors left Hollywood for New York City "last Wednesday" to shoot the film's final scenes in the Times Square area.
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The 16 Apr 1921 Camera reported that director Frank Lloyd and his company of actors would leave that week for Big Bear, CA, and spend a week shooting exteriors.
       The 7 May 1921 Motion Picture News reported that director Frank Lloyd, assistant director Harry Weil, cameraman Norbert Brodine, and several actors left Hollywood for New York City "last Wednesday" to shoot the film's final scenes in the Times Square area.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 4
Motion Picture News
7 May 1921
p. 2940
The Photodramatist
Jun 1921
p. 27
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1921
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and Omaha premieres: ca13 Nov 1921
Production Date:
ended May 1921
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures
9 November 1921
LP17176
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,509
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Musical comedy star Marie Lamonte, the mistress of Harvey Martin, has her daughter, Dorothy, reared in a convent school. Realizing that the daughter is about to come home, Marie gives up her luxurious life with Martin and in maternal devotion retires to humble lodgings. There she is happy with Dorothy, who is in love with young artist Geoffrey Hutchins. Martin, however, lavishes Dorothy with gifts and persuades her to elope with him; learning that Martin has fascinated Dorothy, Marie goes to his apartment to plead with him to give up the girl, who meanwhile is concealed in an adjoining room. Martin refuses, and in desperation Marie shoots at him. In admiration of her courage, Martin changes his mind, telling Dorothy that he never intended to marry her; and when the girl is united with Geoffrey, Marie is at last ...

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Musical comedy star Marie Lamonte, the mistress of Harvey Martin, has her daughter, Dorothy, reared in a convent school. Realizing that the daughter is about to come home, Marie gives up her luxurious life with Martin and in maternal devotion retires to humble lodgings. There she is happy with Dorothy, who is in love with young artist Geoffrey Hutchins. Martin, however, lavishes Dorothy with gifts and persuades her to elope with him; learning that Martin has fascinated Dorothy, Marie goes to his apartment to plead with him to give up the girl, who meanwhile is concealed in an adjoining room. Martin refuses, and in desperation Marie shoots at him. In admiration of her courage, Martin changes his mind, telling Dorothy that he never intended to marry her; and when the girl is united with Geoffrey, Marie is at last happy.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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