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HISTORY

The film's working title was The Grifters , which also was the title of C. D. Lancaster's original story. According to information in files on the film in the Warner Bros. Archives at USC, Warner Bros. purchased Lancaster's story on 12 Oct 1925 for $1,750. The files also indicated that an alternate title of the story was "Mother's ... More Less

The film's working title was The Grifters , which also was the title of C. D. Lancaster's original story. According to information in files on the film in the Warner Bros. Archives at USC, Warner Bros. purchased Lancaster's story on 12 Oct 1925 for $1,750. The files also indicated that an alternate title of the story was "Mother's Darling." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 May 1926.
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New York Times
11 May 1926
p. 24.
Variety
12 May 1926
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl photog
FILM EDITOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Grifters
Release Date:
6 March 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 March 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22472
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,667
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dot Walker, a come-on girl for grifters operating a crooked card game in San Francisco, uses her considerable charms on Johnny, a young fellow who has come to the city in an attempt to sell his grandmother's hotel. Johnny loses all his ready cash and then invites the fellows to return to his hometown to buy the hotel. They go with Johnny and attempt to swindle Granny out of $8,000. She is too smart for them, however, and instead swindles them. Dot reforms and wins Johnny's ... +


Dot Walker, a come-on girl for grifters operating a crooked card game in San Francisco, uses her considerable charms on Johnny, a young fellow who has come to the city in an attempt to sell his grandmother's hotel. Johnny loses all his ready cash and then invites the fellows to return to his hometown to buy the hotel. They go with Johnny and attempt to swindle Granny out of $8,000. She is too smart for them, however, and instead swindles them. Dot reforms and wins Johnny's love. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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