When the Door Opened (1925)

Melodrama | 6 December 1925

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The 18 Jul 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that Walter Grail would leave Hollywood that week for a four-week location trip to Northern California to shoot When the Door Opened. ... More Less

The 18 Jul 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that Walter Grail would leave Hollywood that week for a four-week location trip to Northern California to shoot When the Door Opened. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Jul 1925
p. 39.
Exhibitors Trade Review
5 Dec 1925
p. 45.
Motion Picture News
28 Nov 1925
p. 2566.
Variety
23 Dec 1925
p. 37.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "When the Door Opened" by James Oliver Curwood in Leslie's Weekly (13 Nov 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 December 1925
Production Date:
July 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22142
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,515
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Clive Grenfal returns home unexpectedly and discovers his wife in the arms of Henry Morgan; he takes a shot at Morgan and, believing him to be dead, runs for cover, becoming a hermit in the Canadian north woods. During his travels, Clive meets up with de Fontenac, a courtly old man who lives in a castle with his beautiful granddaughter, Teresa. She falls in love with Clive, and Clive comes to love her in return but does nothing to indicate this feeling, thinking himself a wanted man. Henry Morgan shows up and turns his lustful advances toward Teresa; Clive protects the girl and, knowing now that Morgan is alive (and married to Clive's former wife, who has obtained a divorce in his absence), for the first time feels free to open his heart to the expectant ... +


Clive Grenfal returns home unexpectedly and discovers his wife in the arms of Henry Morgan; he takes a shot at Morgan and, believing him to be dead, runs for cover, becoming a hermit in the Canadian north woods. During his travels, Clive meets up with de Fontenac, a courtly old man who lives in a castle with his beautiful granddaughter, Teresa. She falls in love with Clive, and Clive comes to love her in return but does nothing to indicate this feeling, thinking himself a wanted man. Henry Morgan shows up and turns his lustful advances toward Teresa; Clive protects the girl and, knowing now that Morgan is alive (and married to Clive's former wife, who has obtained a divorce in his absence), for the first time feels free to open his heart to the expectant Teresa. +

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Sub-genre:
Northwest


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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