Alias Ladyfingers (1921)

Comedy-drama | 31 October 1921

Director:

Bayard Veiller

Cinematographer:

Arthur Martinelli

Production Designer:

A. E. Freuderman

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Initially reviewed and released under the title Ladyfingers. Described also under that title in Entry F2.2948. Copyrighted as 5 ... More Less

Initially reviewed and released under the title Ladyfingers. Described also under that title in Entry F2.2948. Copyrighted as 5 reels. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the novel Ladyfingers by Jackson Gregory (New York, 1920).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Ladyfingers
Release Date:
31 October 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
7 December 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17322
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,304
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Five years after Rachel Stetherill has disowned her only daughter because of her marriage, the girl, widowed with one child, is killed. Her boy falls in with a safecracker and soon becomes adept at the profession. Twenty years later, Haddon, the Stetherill lawyer, learns that Ladyfingers, a noted thief, bears a close resemblance to Mrs. Stetherill's husband. Ladyfingers, having fallen in love with Enid, Mrs. Stetherill's ward, attends a charity ball at the old lady's home, and while he is engaged in a conversation with her, a string of pearls disappears; the police accuse Ladyfingers, but the pearls are found and the case is dismissed. He accepts an invitation to visit her, but realizing he cannot win Enid's love he departs, leaving a note in the safe. When Rachel informs him that he is her grandson, Ladyfingers confesses his crimes, and after a 2-year prison term, he takes up farming and is happily married to ... +


Five years after Rachel Stetherill has disowned her only daughter because of her marriage, the girl, widowed with one child, is killed. Her boy falls in with a safecracker and soon becomes adept at the profession. Twenty years later, Haddon, the Stetherill lawyer, learns that Ladyfingers, a noted thief, bears a close resemblance to Mrs. Stetherill's husband. Ladyfingers, having fallen in love with Enid, Mrs. Stetherill's ward, attends a charity ball at the old lady's home, and while he is engaged in a conversation with her, a string of pearls disappears; the police accuse Ladyfingers, but the pearls are found and the case is dismissed. He accepts an invitation to visit her, but realizing he cannot win Enid's love he departs, leaving a note in the safe. When Rachel informs him that he is her grandson, Ladyfingers confesses his crimes, and after a 2-year prison term, he takes up farming and is happily married to Enid. +

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