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Advertising suggests Packard may have adapted his novel for the screen. ...

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CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
Irvin V. Willat
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Pawned by Frank L. Packard (New York, 1921).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
13 November 1922
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Copyright Number
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30 October 1922
LP18352
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,973
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Broke and stranded, John Bruce agrees to return to New York to investigate the operation of a nightclub for its owner, Gilbert Larmond. There he meets Claire Veniza, who operates a mobile pawnshop with her father in cooperation with the club, follows her home, becomes involved in a street fight, and stumbles into Claire's room seriously injured. Claire is forced to agree to marry drug-addicted Dr. Crang in return for medical aid to John. Claire and John fall in love, however; John saves Larmond from Crang's plots; and Old Hawkins, Claire's real father, keeps Claire from the doctor's clutches by driving his cab (which he believes to carry only Crang but actually includes Claire) off a ferryboat. Old Hawkins and Crang drown, but John rescues ...

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Broke and stranded, John Bruce agrees to return to New York to investigate the operation of a nightclub for its owner, Gilbert Larmond. There he meets Claire Veniza, who operates a mobile pawnshop with her father in cooperation with the club, follows her home, becomes involved in a street fight, and stumbles into Claire's room seriously injured. Claire is forced to agree to marry drug-addicted Dr. Crang in return for medical aid to John. Claire and John fall in love, however; John saves Larmond from Crang's plots; and Old Hawkins, Claire's real father, keeps Claire from the doctor's clutches by driving his cab (which he believes to carry only Crang but actually includes Claire) off a ferryboat. Old Hawkins and Crang drown, but John rescues Claire.

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