Wandering Footsteps (1925)

Melodrama | 23 October 1925

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HISTORY

The Mar 1924 AmCin reported that cinematographer Lyman Broening and director Phil Rosen were filming the Max Graf production, The Wise Son, in San Mateo, CA, near San ... More Less

The Mar 1924 AmCin reported that cinematographer Lyman Broening and director Phil Rosen were filming the Max Graf production, The Wise Son, in San Mateo, CA, near San Francisco. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Mar 1924
p. 25.
Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Nov 1925
p. 28.
Film Daily
15 Nov 1925
p. 10.
Motion Picture News
21 Nov 1925
p. 2465.
Variety
28 Oct 1925
p. 32.
Variety
16 Jun 1926
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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Descriptive filmusic guide
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A Wise Son by Charles Sherman (Indianapolis, 1914).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Wise Son
Release Date:
23 October 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 October 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Banner Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 October 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21922
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,060
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hal Whitney, a young, foolish, yet lovable millionaire, likes his booze a bit too much. While drunk, he befriends Timothy Payne, once a gentleman, now a bum thanks to tipping his elbow too often. Hal "adopts" Timothy as his father, but Hal's sweetheart, Helen Maynard, believes that Timothy will be a bad influence. Timothy understands, and the friends part. Hal finds Timothy in a breadline in front of a rescue mission in which Helen is interested and takes him into his household despite Helen's objections. Timothy straightens Hal out; Hal regains Helen's affections; and Timothy marries Hal's mother, his former ... +


Hal Whitney, a young, foolish, yet lovable millionaire, likes his booze a bit too much. While drunk, he befriends Timothy Payne, once a gentleman, now a bum thanks to tipping his elbow too often. Hal "adopts" Timothy as his father, but Hal's sweetheart, Helen Maynard, believes that Timothy will be a bad influence. Timothy understands, and the friends part. Hal finds Timothy in a breadline in front of a rescue mission in which Helen is interested and takes him into his household despite Helen's objections. Timothy straightens Hal out; Hal regains Helen's affections; and Timothy marries Hal's mother, his former sweetheart. +

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