The Last Card (1921)

Melodrama | 23 May 1921

Director:

Bayard Veiller

Cinematographer:

Jackson Rose

Production Designer:

A. F. Mantz

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that The Woman Next Door was in the editing room. The following week, the 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that the title had been changed to The Last Card. ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that The Woman Next Door was in the editing room. The following week, the 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that the title had been changed to The Last Card. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 11.
Camera
23 Apr 1921
p. 4.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Dated" by Maxwell Smith in Saturday Evening Post (3 Jul 1920).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Woman Next Door
Release Date:
23 May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
22 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17931
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,817
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Gannell, a criminal lawyer, detects an intrigue between his wife, Emma, and a college student, Sorley, who tends furnaces on their block. When Sorley goes to the cellar, his wife goes to the piano and plays "The End of a Perfect Day." Maddened by his wife's faithlessness, Gannell follows Sorley and kills him. The following day, the Kirkwoods leave on their annual trip to Florida; a coat belonging to Kirkwood and a pack of his cigarettes are found near the body. Hearing of the murder, he returns home and is arrested for the crime. Kirkwood is defended by Gannell and found guilty. Mrs. Kirkwood, who suspects Gannell, induces the police to tap a telephone conversation between herself and Gannell: while talking she has her maid play "The End of a Perfect Day" on the piano. Finding his living room empty and hearing the sound of the furnace being raked, Gannell breaks and confesses his guilt but defies her to prove ... +


Tom Gannell, a criminal lawyer, detects an intrigue between his wife, Emma, and a college student, Sorley, who tends furnaces on their block. When Sorley goes to the cellar, his wife goes to the piano and plays "The End of a Perfect Day." Maddened by his wife's faithlessness, Gannell follows Sorley and kills him. The following day, the Kirkwoods leave on their annual trip to Florida; a coat belonging to Kirkwood and a pack of his cigarettes are found near the body. Hearing of the murder, he returns home and is arrested for the crime. Kirkwood is defended by Gannell and found guilty. Mrs. Kirkwood, who suspects Gannell, induces the police to tap a telephone conversation between herself and Gannell: while talking she has her maid play "The End of a Perfect Day" on the piano. Finding his living room empty and hearing the sound of the furnace being raked, Gannell breaks and confesses his guilt but defies her to prove it. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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

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