There Are No Villains (1921)

Melodrama | 14 November 1921

Director:

Bayard Veiller

Writer:

Mary O'Hara

Producer:

Bayard Veiller

Cinematographer:

John Arnold

Production Designer:

A. F. Mantz

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The 2 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News noted that Bayard Veiller "has just completed" There Are No Villains. ... More Less

The 2 Jul 1921 Motion Picture News noted that Bayard Veiller "has just completed" There Are No Villains. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
2 Jul 1921
p. 236.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "There Are No Villains" by Frank Ramsay Adams (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 November 1921
Premiere Information:
Atlanta premiere: ca23 October 1921
Production Date:
ended late May or early June 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
20 January 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17485
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,410
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Her failure to obtain evidence to convict George Sala of opium smuggling sends Rosa Moreland of the Secret Service on the trail of John King, an ex-soldier and cripple whom Rosa has met in Sala's office. By a ruse, Rosa gains access to King's apartment, and he provides a home for her. For the sake of helping Rosa, King joins the gang; and they move to an expensive apartment and soon fall in love. Rosa reports that King is above suspicion; nevertheless, Chief Flint suspects her and has her trailed. King agrees to give up his connection with Sala if Rosa will marry him, and realizing that she cannot testify against her husband, Rosa agrees. The wedding ceremony is interrupted by the arrival of Sala, who has discovered Rosa's identity; and when Flint arrives to arrest King, the latter is revealed to be a Secret Service man ... +


Her failure to obtain evidence to convict George Sala of opium smuggling sends Rosa Moreland of the Secret Service on the trail of John King, an ex-soldier and cripple whom Rosa has met in Sala's office. By a ruse, Rosa gains access to King's apartment, and he provides a home for her. For the sake of helping Rosa, King joins the gang; and they move to an expensive apartment and soon fall in love. Rosa reports that King is above suspicion; nevertheless, Chief Flint suspects her and has her trailed. King agrees to give up his connection with Sala if Rosa will marry him, and realizing that she cannot testify against her husband, Rosa agrees. The wedding ceremony is interrupted by the arrival of Sala, who has discovered Rosa's identity; and when Flint arrives to arrest King, the latter is revealed to be a Secret Service man himself. +

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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