The Ruling Passion (1922)

Comedy-drama | 19 February 1922

Director:

Harmon Weight

Writer:

Forrest Halsey

Cinematographer:

Harry A. Fischbeck

Production Designer:

Clark Robinson

Production Company:

Distinctive Productions
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Ruling Passion," by Earl Derr Biggers in Saturday Evening Post (1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 February 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 22 January 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Distinctive Productions
Copyright Date:
13 February 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17554
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,000
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

James Alden--machinist, designer, inventor, and multimillionaire who has given the world the "Alden" automobile engine--is ordered by his doctor to retire. Unable to remain idle on his country estate, Alden goes into partnership with young Merrick, and on the sly he works in a garage they open on a new state highway. Peterson, an unscrupulous business rival, loses trade because of his business methods; Alden and Merrick, on the other hand, attract customers by courtesy and consideration. Angie, Alden's daughter, discovers her father's subterfuge; but Merrick, whom Alden knows as John Grant, is in love with Angie. Her father gives his consent to their marriage and is revived by his "rest ... +


James Alden--machinist, designer, inventor, and multimillionaire who has given the world the "Alden" automobile engine--is ordered by his doctor to retire. Unable to remain idle on his country estate, Alden goes into partnership with young Merrick, and on the sly he works in a garage they open on a new state highway. Peterson, an unscrupulous business rival, loses trade because of his business methods; Alden and Merrick, on the other hand, attract customers by courtesy and consideration. Angie, Alden's daughter, discovers her father's subterfuge; but Merrick, whom Alden knows as John Grant, is in love with Angie. Her father gives his consent to their marriage and is revived by his "rest cure." +

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