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The working title of this film was Out of the Sky ... More Less

The working title of this film was Out of the Sky . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Sep 20
p. 184.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2486, 2495
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 2653.
MPN
31 Jan 20
p. 774.
MPW
25 Sep 20
p. 532.
New York Morning Telegraph
19 Sep 1920.
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Wid's
19 Sep 20
p. 4.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Out of the Sky
Release Date:
4 October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15577
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the circus arrives in a small Massachusetts town, the citizenry is scandalized by Mazie Darnton, the "Queen of the Air," as she descends in a parachute wearing her pink tights. Mazie lands on the roof of the house occupied by the Reverend Jonathan Meek, who rescues the aerialist but begs her to remain until after dark so that his reputation will not be jeopardized. Meanwhile, the owner of the circus, Jerry McKeen, begins dragging the lake for the missing Mazie, believing her to be drowned. That afternoon, Meek's flock pays him a surprise visit and Mazie is discovered by Johnnie Bump, who precipitates a scandal. The church people are planning to run Mazie and her pink tights out of town when the church breaks out in flames and the aerialist risks her life to save Johnnie's. The townsfolk repent, Jerry finally finds his star performer and, realizing his loss, he proposes to ... +


When the circus arrives in a small Massachusetts town, the citizenry is scandalized by Mazie Darnton, the "Queen of the Air," as she descends in a parachute wearing her pink tights. Mazie lands on the roof of the house occupied by the Reverend Jonathan Meek, who rescues the aerialist but begs her to remain until after dark so that his reputation will not be jeopardized. Meanwhile, the owner of the circus, Jerry McKeen, begins dragging the lake for the missing Mazie, believing her to be drowned. That afternoon, Meek's flock pays him a surprise visit and Mazie is discovered by Johnnie Bump, who precipitates a scandal. The church people are planning to run Mazie and her pink tights out of town when the church breaks out in flames and the aerialist risks her life to save Johnnie's. The townsfolk repent, Jerry finally finds his star performer and, realizing his loss, he proposes to her. +

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

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