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Star Alice Brady previously starred in Harry Chapman Ford’s stage play of the same title.
       Several sources, including the 20 May 1922 Moving Picture World, mentioned that Joseph Henabery, who directed the play, was set to also direct the film. However, the 21 Jul 1922 FD reported that Victor Fleming would helm the picture. Filming began at Paramount’s Long Island Studio in Astoria, Queens, New York, according to the 11 Aug 1922 FD. The 26 Sep 1922 FD announced that filming had “just completed.”
       The film’s national release date was 20 Nov ... More Less

Star Alice Brady previously starred in Harry Chapman Ford’s stage play of the same title.
       Several sources, including the 20 May 1922 Moving Picture World, mentioned that Joseph Henabery, who directed the play, was set to also direct the film. However, the 21 Jul 1922 FD reported that Victor Fleming would helm the picture. Filming began at Paramount’s Long Island Studio in Astoria, Queens, New York, according to the 11 Aug 1922 FD. The 26 Sep 1922 FD announced that filming had “just completed.”
       The film’s national release date was 20 Nov 1922. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
25 Nov 22
p. 1657.
Film Daily
21 Jul 1922
p. 1.
Film Daily
11 Aug 1922
p. 1.
Film Daily
26 Sep 1922
p. 1.
Film Daily
1 Nov 1922
p. 1.
Film Daily
19 Nov 1922
p. 4.
Moving Picture World
20 May 1922
p. 204, 269, 280.
Moving Picture World
25 Nov 1922
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Variety
17 Nov 22
p. 41.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
VISUAL EFFECTS
Art titles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Anna Ascends by Harry Chapman Ford (New York, 22 Sep 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 November 1922
Premiere Information:
Released nationally: 20 November 1922
Production Date:
early August - late September 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 November 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18598
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,959
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

While working in Siad Coury’s coffeehouse in a Syrian neighborhood of New York City, Syrian immigrant Anna Ayyob falls in love with reporter, Howard Fisk, who is investigating a jewel smuggling ring. When she discovers that her co-worker, “The Baron,” is involved with international thieves Count and Countess Rostoff, Anna telephones Howard with the information, but the Baron attacks her. During the encounter, she believes she accidentally kills him, and disappears. Three years later, after anonymously writing a widely popular novel called Anna Ascends, based on her own life, Anna again meets Howard Fisk. To save Howard’s sister, Bessie Fisk, from marrying Count Rostoff, Anna exposes the jewel thief and confesses to the Baron’s murder. Fortunately, Howard’s investigation discloses that the Baron is very much alive. Her named cleared, Anna marries ... +


While working in Siad Coury’s coffeehouse in a Syrian neighborhood of New York City, Syrian immigrant Anna Ayyob falls in love with reporter, Howard Fisk, who is investigating a jewel smuggling ring. When she discovers that her co-worker, “The Baron,” is involved with international thieves Count and Countess Rostoff, Anna telephones Howard with the information, but the Baron attacks her. During the encounter, she believes she accidentally kills him, and disappears. Three years later, after anonymously writing a widely popular novel called Anna Ascends, based on her own life, Anna again meets Howard Fisk. To save Howard’s sister, Bessie Fisk, from marrying Count Rostoff, Anna exposes the jewel thief and confesses to the Baron’s murder. Fortunately, Howard’s investigation discloses that the Baron is very much alive. Her named cleared, Anna marries Howard.
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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