Name the Man (1924)

Melodrama | 27 January 1924

Director:

Victor Seastrom

Writer:

Paul Bern

Cinematographer:

Charles Van Enger

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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HISTORY

The 1 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that director Victor Seastrom was currently filming the mob scenes in The Master of Man, the working title of Name the Man, and that he and the company would be going on location in San Francisco, CA, the following week. The Oct 1923 The Story World and Photodramatist noted that the studio briefly changed the title to The Judge and the Woman.
       An item in the 9 Jun 1923 Camera, datelined 11 May, announced that Swedish director Victor Seastrom, making his first film for Goldwyn called Masters of Men [sic], had arrived in San Francisco on Monday with “some twenty-five members of his cast and staff.” They were set to work “for a week or ten days at Half Moon Bay, and on location near Burlingame, and San Mateo. The cast includes Joseph Schildkraut, Creighton Hale, De Witt C. Jennings, and Patsy Ruth Miller. James Hogan is production manager, and came to town several days ahead of the company.” Schildkraut was not included in the final cast (see entry).
       A follow-up item in the 16 Jun 1923 Camera elaborated that Seastrom and his company were set to arrive in San Francisco on or around 9 Jun, where they planned to “shoot some English country scenes in the lanes on the beautiful estates of Burlingame and San Mateo.” The following week, the 23 Jun 1923 Camera added that the company was still doing location work near Burlingame, and at twin lakes. The 30 Jun 1923 Camera announced that Seastrom finished location shooting ...

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The 1 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that director Victor Seastrom was currently filming the mob scenes in The Master of Man, the working title of Name the Man, and that he and the company would be going on location in San Francisco, CA, the following week. The Oct 1923 The Story World and Photodramatist noted that the studio briefly changed the title to The Judge and the Woman.
       An item in the 9 Jun 1923 Camera, datelined 11 May, announced that Swedish director Victor Seastrom, making his first film for Goldwyn called Masters of Men [sic], had arrived in San Francisco on Monday with “some twenty-five members of his cast and staff.” They were set to work “for a week or ten days at Half Moon Bay, and on location near Burlingame, and San Mateo. The cast includes Joseph Schildkraut, Creighton Hale, De Witt C. Jennings, and Patsy Ruth Miller. James Hogan is production manager, and came to town several days ahead of the company.” Schildkraut was not included in the final cast (see entry).
       A follow-up item in the 16 Jun 1923 Camera elaborated that Seastrom and his company were set to arrive in San Francisco on or around 9 Jun, where they planned to “shoot some English country scenes in the lanes on the beautiful estates of Burlingame and San Mateo.” The following week, the 23 Jun 1923 Camera added that the company was still doing location work near Burlingame, and at twin lakes. The 30 Jun 1923 Camera announced that Seastrom finished location shooting the previous Friday and returned to Los Angeles, with several members of the cast and crew suffering from various ailments, including bronchitis (Patsy Ruth Miller) and a sprained ankle (cameraman Charles Von Enger, who slipped on the rocks at Half Moon Bay).
       The 1 Sep 1923 Camera reported that the “change of leading man from Joseph Schildkraut to Conrad Nagel necessitated the retaking of part of the picture that had been shot here [in San Francisco]. Of the principals, only Conrad Nagel, Creighton Hale and Patsy Ruth Miller were here, with fourteen members of the staff.” Because of good weather, they finished filming in three days.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
9 Jun 1923
p. 6
Camera
16 Jun 1923
p. 6
Camera
23 Jun 1923
p. 6
Camera
30 Jun 1923
p. 6
Camera
1 Sep 1923
p. 6
Exhibitors Trade Review
1 Sep 1923
p. 598
The Story World and Photodramatist
Oct 1923
p. 88
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Masters of Men
The Judge and the Woman
The Master of Man
Release Date:
27 January 1924
Production Date:
Aug - Sep 1923
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures
15 January 1924
LP19824
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,771
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Victor Stowell, son of the deemster of the Isle of Man, is engaged to Fenella Stanley. He becomes involved in an intrigue with local girl Bessie Collister, becomes the deemster on his father's death, and is forced to try Bessie for killing her illegitimate child. When Bessie refuses to name the father of the baby, Fenella and Alick Gell, who loves Bessie, guess that it is Victor. Bessie is condemned to die, but Victor helps her escape to meet and marry Alick. He then confesses all, serves a jail sentence, and marries Fenella at the expiration of the ...

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Victor Stowell, son of the deemster of the Isle of Man, is engaged to Fenella Stanley. He becomes involved in an intrigue with local girl Bessie Collister, becomes the deemster on his father's death, and is forced to try Bessie for killing her illegitimate child. When Bessie refuses to name the father of the baby, Fenella and Alick Gell, who loves Bessie, guess that it is Victor. Bessie is condemned to die, but Victor helps her escape to meet and marry Alick. He then confesses all, serves a jail sentence, and marries Fenella at the expiration of the term.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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