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Scripts in Paramount studio records disagree with contemporary reviewers in giving the character names of Mary Wentworth instead of Mary Cameron, David Allison instead of Clifton Allison, and Nick Raver instead of Richard Raver. Publicity for the film centered on an accidental plane crash that was recorded on film and necessitated a change of endings. Jane Wolf is probably the same as the actress Jane ... More Less

Scripts in Paramount studio records disagree with contemporary reviewers in giving the character names of Mary Wentworth instead of Mary Cameron, David Allison instead of Clifton Allison, and Nick Raver instead of Richard Raver. Publicity for the film centered on an accidental plane crash that was recorded on film and necessitated a change of endings. Jane Wolf is probably the same as the actress Jane Wolfe. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Sep 19
p. 1181.
ETR
13 Sep 19
pp. 1212-16, 1291
MPN
13 Sep 19
p. 2293.
MPW
1 Jun 1919.
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New York Times
26 Aug 19
p. 11.
Variety
29 Aug 19
p. 66.
Wid's
7 Sep 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 October 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 September 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14193
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young newspaper reporter Harvey Hanford is in love with Mary Cameron, the ward of his rich, eccentric Uncle Cameron, who opposes the match. Harvey agrees to a newspaper scheme to plant evidence for a fake murder of his uncle, implicating himself, in order to argue against circumstantial evidence. The uncle is actually killed, however, and Harvey is arrested for the murder. Harvey then has a series of remarkable escapes from handcuffs, chains and a straightjacket, culminating in a mid-air airplane collision. Finally, Harvey is vindicated and reunited with ... +


Young newspaper reporter Harvey Hanford is in love with Mary Cameron, the ward of his rich, eccentric Uncle Cameron, who opposes the match. Harvey agrees to a newspaper scheme to plant evidence for a fake murder of his uncle, implicating himself, in order to argue against circumstantial evidence. The uncle is actually killed, however, and Harvey is arrested for the murder. Harvey then has a series of remarkable escapes from handcuffs, chains and a straightjacket, culminating in a mid-air airplane collision. Finally, Harvey is vindicated and reunited with Mary. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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