Handcuffs or Kisses (1921)

Melodrama | 5 September 1921

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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Handcuffs and Kisses" by Thomas Edgelow in Young's Magazine (Dec 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 September 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 September 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16953
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Orphan Lois Walton is treated unkindly by her aunt, who has her placed in a reformatory. She and the other inmates are badly abused but are afraid to complain, and she remains silent after a riot is subdued. She arouses the sympathy of Peter Madison, a lawyer who conducts an investigation, and is paroled. Placed in a doctor's home, she is frightened by his advances and runs away. Refusing Madison's offer of refuge in his apartment, she becomes social secretary to Miss Dell, operator of a gambling house, who tries to force her into a marriage with wealthy young Leo Carstairs; but she is saved by Madison, who claims her as his own ... +


Orphan Lois Walton is treated unkindly by her aunt, who has her placed in a reformatory. She and the other inmates are badly abused but are afraid to complain, and she remains silent after a riot is subdued. She arouses the sympathy of Peter Madison, a lawyer who conducts an investigation, and is paroled. Placed in a doctor's home, she is frightened by his advances and runs away. Refusing Madison's offer of refuge in his apartment, she becomes social secretary to Miss Dell, operator of a gambling house, who tries to force her into a marriage with wealthy young Leo Carstairs; but she is saved by Madison, who claims her as his own wife. +

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