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HISTORY

Warner Bros. acquired the film, re-released it in 1921 and copyrighted it in 1922. It is listed in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films. 1921-30 (F2.4148). Story credits are different in each source: contemporary ads credit Franklyn Hall; the copyright catalog credits Tom J. Hopkins; and the 1921 review in MPW credits James C. ... More Less

Warner Bros. acquired the film, re-released it in 1921 and copyrighted it in 1922. It is listed in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films. 1921-30 (F2.4148). Story credits are different in each source: contemporary ads credit Franklyn Hall; the copyright catalog credits Tom J. Hopkins; and the 1921 review in MPW credits James C. Bradford. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
20 Mar 20
p. 1990.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3007, 3124
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3319.
MPW
5 Nov 21
p. 94.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Parted Curtains" by Franklyn Hall (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros.
Copyright Date:
26 September 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18257
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Unjustly imprisoned for seven years, Joe Jenkins is determined to lead an honest life upon his release, although his friend Tom Vaughn, known as "The Weasel," tries to change his mind. When he cannot find work, Joe tries to rob wealthy artist Wheeler Masters, who takes Joe in, discovers his artistic ability and encourages him. Joe becomes a famous artist and falls in love with Mrs. Masters' sister Helen, but The Weasel robs Masters and forces Joe to take the blame by threatening to reveal Mrs. Masters as The Weasel's former sweetheart. Joe's chances for happiness with Helen seem unlikely until he prevents The Weasel from kidnapping the Masters' child and is ... +


Unjustly imprisoned for seven years, Joe Jenkins is determined to lead an honest life upon his release, although his friend Tom Vaughn, known as "The Weasel," tries to change his mind. When he cannot find work, Joe tries to rob wealthy artist Wheeler Masters, who takes Joe in, discovers his artistic ability and encourages him. Joe becomes a famous artist and falls in love with Mrs. Masters' sister Helen, but The Weasel robs Masters and forces Joe to take the blame by threatening to reveal Mrs. Masters as The Weasel's former sweetheart. Joe's chances for happiness with Helen seem unlikely until he prevents The Weasel from kidnapping the Masters' child and is exonerated. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


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

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