The Broken Gate (1927)

59 mins | Melodrama | 15 February 1927

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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Apr 1927.
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Variety
30 Mar 1927
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 February 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 March 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23776
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
59
Length(in feet):
5,600
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the farming community of Spring Valley, Aurora Lane is suspiciously regarded as a sinful woman, having been compromised by Lucius Henderson 20 years earlier and given birth to his child, which he refused to acknowledge. Don, her son, is cared for by Miss Julia, the town librarian, who pretends to be his aunt; he goes to college and there meets and falls in love with Ruth Hale, Henderson's ward. Don graduates and obtains a position. While visiting his "Aunt Julia," he is reunited with his mother, who operates a millinery shop. Scandalmongers, misconstruing her actions, cause her to be driven from town by the constable. Don is later arrested for the murder of the constable and is about to be lynched when Johnny Adamson, a halfwit, confesses to the ... +


In the farming community of Spring Valley, Aurora Lane is suspiciously regarded as a sinful woman, having been compromised by Lucius Henderson 20 years earlier and given birth to his child, which he refused to acknowledge. Don, her son, is cared for by Miss Julia, the town librarian, who pretends to be his aunt; he goes to college and there meets and falls in love with Ruth Hale, Henderson's ward. Don graduates and obtains a position. While visiting his "Aunt Julia," he is reunited with his mother, who operates a millinery shop. Scandalmongers, misconstruing her actions, cause her to be driven from town by the constable. Don is later arrested for the murder of the constable and is about to be lynched when Johnny Adamson, a halfwit, confesses to the crime. +

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