Hearts Are Trumps (1920)

Drama | 13 December 1920

Director:

Rex Ingram

Writer:

June Mathis

Editor:

Grant Whytock

Production Designer:

Arthur Ruada

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Some scenes in this film were shot at Huntington Lake, San Rafael, and San Juan Capistrano, CA, where the San Juan Mission was ... More Less

Some scenes in this film were shot at Huntington Lake, San Rafael, and San Juan Capistrano, CA, where the San Juan Mission was filmed. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Dec 20
p. 194.
MPN
29 May 20
p. 4521.
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 4826.
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 609.
MPN
11 Dec 20
p. 4505.
MPW
13 Dec 20
p. 768.
Wid's
12 Dec 20
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Hearts are trumps when Lady Winifred secretly marries gamekeeper Michael Wain. The discovery of the union by her father Lord Altcar, who is bent on trading his daughter to Lord Burford in order to cover his losses at cards, causes Altcar to have Wain horribly beaten and dismissed with a warning never to return. Years later when Wain returns, embittered and bent upon revenge, he buys up the mortgages on Altcar manor and is arranging for foreclosure when he learns an astounding fact: Lady Winifred's convent-raised daughter Dora is engaged to American artist John Gillespie, but her hand is sought by the same Lord Burford who sought that of her mother. Conspiring to destroy Dora's love for John, Burford attempts to disgrace the girl by having a nude body attached to the portrait that Gillespie painted of her. Shamed and brokenhearted, Dora runs away to the convent in the Alps, causing her father to accept his paternal responsibility and reconcile himself with Lady Winifred. Burford, having discovered Dora's destination, attempts to have her abducted, but her lover, father and mother follow in pursuit and, after many tribulations, the four are reunited during a blinding ... +


Hearts are trumps when Lady Winifred secretly marries gamekeeper Michael Wain. The discovery of the union by her father Lord Altcar, who is bent on trading his daughter to Lord Burford in order to cover his losses at cards, causes Altcar to have Wain horribly beaten and dismissed with a warning never to return. Years later when Wain returns, embittered and bent upon revenge, he buys up the mortgages on Altcar manor and is arranging for foreclosure when he learns an astounding fact: Lady Winifred's convent-raised daughter Dora is engaged to American artist John Gillespie, but her hand is sought by the same Lord Burford who sought that of her mother. Conspiring to destroy Dora's love for John, Burford attempts to disgrace the girl by having a nude body attached to the portrait that Gillespie painted of her. Shamed and brokenhearted, Dora runs away to the convent in the Alps, causing her father to accept his paternal responsibility and reconcile himself with Lady Winifred. Burford, having discovered Dora's destination, attempts to have her abducted, but her lover, father and mother follow in pursuit and, after many tribulations, the four are reunited during a blinding snowstorm. +

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