The Peddler of Lies (1920)

Mystery | 1 March 1920

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HISTORY

The Peddler was also published in book form (New York, 1920). An ETR news item states that in reviews and in the actual screen credits, Nell Craig was mistakenly given credit for playing the part of Patricia Melton, a role for which she was originally cast, but which Dagmar Godowsky subsequently ... More Less

The Peddler was also published in book form (New York, 1920). An ETR news item states that in reviews and in the actual screen credits, Nell Craig was mistakenly given credit for playing the part of Patricia Melton, a role for which she was originally cast, but which Dagmar Godowsky subsequently played. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Jan 20
p. 903.
ETR
6 Mar 20
p. 1401.
MPN
31 Jan 20
p. 1325.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 469.
MPW
31 Jan 20
p. 776.
MPW
6 Mar 20
p. 1656.
New York Morning Telegraph
16 Jan 1920.
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Wid's
25 Jan 20
p. 20.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Peddler by Henry C. Rowland in The Saturday Evening Post (18 Sep 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14702
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At a party thrown at the Metcalf estate, the Marquise D'Irancy's Sultana diamond disappears when the lights go out during a power failure. Suspected of the crime is William Kirkland, the wastrel son of the wealthy Kirkland family, but William's sister Diana comes to his defense. Aiding her in the investigation is Clamp, a wandering peddler. After several misadventures, Clamp reveals that he is a secret service agent on the trail of the international criminals, the de Vallignacs, who are summering at the resort. After proving that the de Vallignacs have stolen the diamond, Clamp arrests his prey, clears William and marries ... +


At a party thrown at the Metcalf estate, the Marquise D'Irancy's Sultana diamond disappears when the lights go out during a power failure. Suspected of the crime is William Kirkland, the wastrel son of the wealthy Kirkland family, but William's sister Diana comes to his defense. Aiding her in the investigation is Clamp, a wandering peddler. After several misadventures, Clamp reveals that he is a secret service agent on the trail of the international criminals, the de Vallignacs, who are summering at the resort. After proving that the de Vallignacs have stolen the diamond, Clamp arrests his prey, clears William and marries Diana. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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