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The working title of this film was Find the Woman . Early production articles credited Andrew Culp as assistant director and Doris Reid as playing opposite George Walsh, but no confirming evidence of their participation has been ... More Less

The working title of this film was Find the Woman . Early production articles credited Andrew Culp as assistant director and Doris Reid as playing opposite George Walsh, but no confirming evidence of their participation has been located. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Mar 20
p. 1658.
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 1066, 2258
MPN
27 Mar 20
p. 2993.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2548.
MPW
24 Jan 20
p. 593.
MPW
21 Feb 20
p. 1182.
MPW
27 Mar 20
p. 2173.
New York Morning Telegraph
14 Mar 1920.
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Variety
19 Mar 20
p. 56.
Wid's
21 Mar 20
p. 16.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Find the Woman
Release Date:
March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
14 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14883
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,855
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Fenton visits a fortune-teller to gain insight into his parentage. While there, a police raid occurs, and he climbs the fire escape to the apartment above. There he finds a girl standing over the body of a young man who has just shot himself. The girl, Belle Charmion, explains that her half brother, Gordon Brewster, had stolen some jewels from their uncle and, fearing that the police would capture him, had attempted suicide. Fenton conceals the brother in another room and impersonates him when the police arrive. Later, he and Belle take Brewster to his uncle's home. In the excitement, the jewels have been forgotten, and Fenton returns to search for them. By this time, the family butler, who is a member of an underworld gang, has tipped off his friends, who then steal the Fenton jewels. At the butler's home, a scuffle ensues; Fenton recovers the jewels and learns that he is actually a distant relative of the Charmions, having been kidnapped in infancy by a crook. With both mysteries thus resolved, Belle and Fenton become ... +


John Fenton visits a fortune-teller to gain insight into his parentage. While there, a police raid occurs, and he climbs the fire escape to the apartment above. There he finds a girl standing over the body of a young man who has just shot himself. The girl, Belle Charmion, explains that her half brother, Gordon Brewster, had stolen some jewels from their uncle and, fearing that the police would capture him, had attempted suicide. Fenton conceals the brother in another room and impersonates him when the police arrive. Later, he and Belle take Brewster to his uncle's home. In the excitement, the jewels have been forgotten, and Fenton returns to search for them. By this time, the family butler, who is a member of an underworld gang, has tipped off his friends, who then steal the Fenton jewels. At the butler's home, a scuffle ensues; Fenton recovers the jewels and learns that he is actually a distant relative of the Charmions, having been kidnapped in infancy by a crook. With both mysteries thus resolved, Belle and Fenton become engaged. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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