The Girl in Number 29 (1920)

Drama | 17 May 1920

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Girl in the Mirror . Some reviews list the character played by Bull Montana as "Strangler Abdullah" and the character played by Claire Anderson as "Miss ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Girl in the Mirror . Some reviews list the character played by Bull Montana as "Strangler Abdullah" and the character played by Claire Anderson as "Miss Mayo." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Apr 20
p. 2002.
MPN
21 Feb 20
p. 1948.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3172.
MPW
23 Oct 20
p. 3273.
MPW
3 Apr 20
p. 138.
New York Morning Telegraph
28 Mar 1920.
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Variety
14 May 20
p. 37.
Wid's
4 Apr 20
p. 7.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Girl in the Mirror
Release Date:
17 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 April 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15077
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,775
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After turning out a successful drama, young playwright Laurie Devon settles down to a life of idleness. Alarmed and disgusted, his friends make every effort to get him to work again, but he refuses. One evening, while glancing into his mirror, Laurie sees a beautiful girl in the apartment across the way, holding a revolver to her head. Dashing out of his apartment house, he prevents her from pulling the trigger. He learns that her name is Doris Williams and discovers that her plight is caused by a man named Shaw. Soon after, Shaw and his thugs abduct her, and Laurie comes to her rescue, shooting her tormentor. Returning home, he confesses his crime to his sister and friends, and learns that the whole incident was a trick to restore his interest in life. The plot succeeds and Laurie writes another hit play in which his new wife Doris is the ... +


After turning out a successful drama, young playwright Laurie Devon settles down to a life of idleness. Alarmed and disgusted, his friends make every effort to get him to work again, but he refuses. One evening, while glancing into his mirror, Laurie sees a beautiful girl in the apartment across the way, holding a revolver to her head. Dashing out of his apartment house, he prevents her from pulling the trigger. He learns that her name is Doris Williams and discovers that her plight is caused by a man named Shaw. Soon after, Shaw and his thugs abduct her, and Laurie comes to her rescue, shooting her tormentor. Returning home, he confesses his crime to his sister and friends, and learns that the whole incident was a trick to restore his interest in life. The plot succeeds and Laurie writes another hit play in which his new wife Doris is the star. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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