The Sin Flood (1922)

Drama | 12 November 1922

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writer:

J. G. Hawks

Cinematographer:

Norbert Brodine

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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HISTORY

According to the 20 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News, director Frank Lloyd was "making the last scenes."
       In 1930, the same source material was used for the English and German-language films, The Way of All Men and Die Maske Fällt (see entries). ...

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According to the 20 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News, director Frank Lloyd was "making the last scenes."
       In 1930, the same source material was used for the English and German-language films, The Way of All Men and Die Maske Fällt (see entries).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
20 Aug 1921
p. 976
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Syndafloden by Henning Berger (Copenhagen, ca. 1907).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 November 1922
Production Date:
ended Aug 1921
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures
31 December 1921
LP17423
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,500
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Stratton's cafe, a popular spot with the people of Cottonia, a wealthy cotton town on the banks of the Mississippi, installs flood-proof doors as a safeguard against an overflow of the river; when a flood comes, it appears that the entire town will be submerged. Trapped in Stratton's cafe are Billy Bear, a young broker, and Poppy, a chorus girl with whom he has been in love. Also, there are a street preacher, a tramp, a stranded Swedish engineer, a poor actor, a corporation lawyer, a grasping stockbroker, the bartender, and Stratton, the proprietor. Protected from the sweeping floodwaters, they are secure until the engineer announces that they will suffocate when the air is exhausted. Facing death, all of the characters reform, and uniting in brotherly love they confess their sins and prepare for death. When they decide to admit the floodwaters, they discover that the crest of the flood has passed, and all then revert to their former selfishness--except Billy and Poppy, who are happily ...

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Stratton's cafe, a popular spot with the people of Cottonia, a wealthy cotton town on the banks of the Mississippi, installs flood-proof doors as a safeguard against an overflow of the river; when a flood comes, it appears that the entire town will be submerged. Trapped in Stratton's cafe are Billy Bear, a young broker, and Poppy, a chorus girl with whom he has been in love. Also, there are a street preacher, a tramp, a stranded Swedish engineer, a poor actor, a corporation lawyer, a grasping stockbroker, the bartender, and Stratton, the proprietor. Protected from the sweeping floodwaters, they are secure until the engineer announces that they will suffocate when the air is exhausted. Facing death, all of the characters reform, and uniting in brotherly love they confess their sins and prepare for death. When they decide to admit the floodwaters, they discover that the crest of the flood has passed, and all then revert to their former selfishness--except Billy and Poppy, who are happily married.

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