Alice Adams (1923)

Drama | 8 April 1923

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HISTORY

The 4 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review announced plans by actress Florence Vidor to appear in a screen adaptation of Alice Adams, promising it would be faithful to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. The 25 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review included actress Fay Holderness among the cast, although her name does not appear in other sources. The Mar-Apr 1923 Moving Picture World reported “heavy bookings” of the film, weeks ahead of its 8 Apr 1923 release.
       Alice Adams opened to enthusiastic critical and audience response, as evidenced in the Mar-May 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review and the 11 Aug 1923 Moving Picture World. ... More Less

The 4 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review announced plans by actress Florence Vidor to appear in a screen adaptation of Alice Adams, promising it would be faithful to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Booth Tarkington. The 25 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review included actress Fay Holderness among the cast, although her name does not appear in other sources. The Mar-Apr 1923 Moving Picture World reported “heavy bookings” of the film, weeks ahead of its 8 Apr 1923 release.
       Alice Adams opened to enthusiastic critical and audience response, as evidenced in the Mar-May 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review and the 11 Aug 1923 Moving Picture World.
More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
4 Nov 1922
p. 1459.
Exhibitors Trade Review
25 Nov 1922
p. 1627.
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 Mar 1923
p. 793.
Exhibitors Trade Review
Mar-May 1923.
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Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Apr 1923
p. 1083.
Exhibitors Trade Review
7 Jul 1923
p. 245.
Moving Picture World
Mar-Apr 1923.
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Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1923
p. 504.
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (New York, 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 April 1923
Copyright Claimant:
King Vidor (Rowland V. Lee, author)
Copyright Date:
22 March 1923
Copyright Number:
LU18796
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,361
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Unsatisfied with her family's modest means, embarrassed by her headstrong brother, and nagged by her mother, Alice Adams builds romantic dreams and tries to give the impression of wealth to her friends, especially Arthur Russell. During a dinner in the Adams home Arthur discovers Alice's pretense, and she finally realizes she is fooling only herself. Alice decides to go to work to help her father, whose business has ... +


Unsatisfied with her family's modest means, embarrassed by her headstrong brother, and nagged by her mother, Alice Adams builds romantic dreams and tries to give the impression of wealth to her friends, especially Arthur Russell. During a dinner in the Adams home Arthur discovers Alice's pretense, and she finally realizes she is fooling only herself. Alice decides to go to work to help her father, whose business has failed. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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