Someone in the House (1920)

Drama | 15 November 1920

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HISTORY

According to pre-production articles, Helen Weer was originally cast in the part of Molly ... More Less

According to pre-production articles, Helen Weer was originally cast in the part of Molly Brent. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
4 Dec 20
p. 18.
MPN
13 Nov 20
p. 3815.
MPN
20 Nov 20
pp. 3906-07.
Wid's
1 Feb 20
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Someone in the House by Larry Evans, George S. Kaufman, Walter Percival (New York, 9 Sep 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15848
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Burke, alias "the Dancer," a fashionable society crook, is on the trail of the Brent diamonds. Upon learning that Molly Brent and her diamonds are the stars of an amateur play, Jimmy obtains the leading man's part and devises a plan to steal the jewels. Molly falls in love with her leading man, who plans to switch the gems with fakes during the performance. After the play, the police question the couple and Molly declares that the robbery was part of the drama. When she discovers Jimmy's deed, she begins to cry and "the Dancer," realizing that he is in love with his victim, renounces his ... +


Jimmy Burke, alias "the Dancer," a fashionable society crook, is on the trail of the Brent diamonds. Upon learning that Molly Brent and her diamonds are the stars of an amateur play, Jimmy obtains the leading man's part and devises a plan to steal the jewels. Molly falls in love with her leading man, who plans to switch the gems with fakes during the performance. After the play, the police question the couple and Molly declares that the robbery was part of the drama. When she discovers Jimmy's deed, she begins to cry and "the Dancer," realizing that he is in love with his victim, renounces his profession. +

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