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Gouverneur Morris' story was first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Apr 1912-Aug 1913. Modern sources credit Gilbert White as the film's art director. ...

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Gouverneur Morris' story was first published in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Apr 1912-Aug 1913. Modern sources credit Gilbert White as the film's art director.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Jul 1920
p. 945
MPN
28 Aug 1920
p. 1623
MPN
6 Nov 1920
p. 3558
MPN
22 Dec 1917
p. 18
MPN
4 Dec 1920
p. 4266
MPW
21 Aug 1920
p. 1069
New York Morning Telegraph
21 Nov 1920
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New York Times
15 Nov 1920
p. 12
Wid's
21 Nov 1920
p. 3
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Pres
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Penalty by Gouverneur Morris (New York, 1913).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
August 1920
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gouverneur Morris
24 July 1920
LP15383
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Blizzard grows to become master of the underworld, driven by his overwhelming desire to revenge himself upon Dr. Ferris, the man who crippled him as a child. The object of Blizzard's revenge is Ferris' daughter Rose, who falls in love with the cripple. Luring Rose's fiancé Wilmont to his apartment, Blizzard orders Ferris to graft Wilmont's legs onto his body. Upon threat of his daughter's death, Ferris agrees, but when Blizzard awakens he discovers that Ferris has performed an operation on his brain which has destroyed his desire for evil. Rose and Blizzard are then married but their happiness is short-lived when the cripple is killed by a former ...

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Blizzard grows to become master of the underworld, driven by his overwhelming desire to revenge himself upon Dr. Ferris, the man who crippled him as a child. The object of Blizzard's revenge is Ferris' daughter Rose, who falls in love with the cripple. Luring Rose's fiancé Wilmont to his apartment, Blizzard orders Ferris to graft Wilmont's legs onto his body. Upon threat of his daughter's death, Ferris agrees, but when Blizzard awakens he discovers that Ferris has performed an operation on his brain which has destroyed his desire for evil. Rose and Blizzard are then married but their happiness is short-lived when the cripple is killed by a former henchman.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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