The Claw (1927)

59 mins | Romance | 12 June 1927

Director:

Sidney Olcott

Cinematographer:

John Stumar

Editor:

Ted J. Kent

Production Designer:

Charles D. Hall

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

A 1918 adaptation of Cynthia Stockley's novel was produced by the C.K.Y. Film Corp., directed by Robert G. Vignola and starring Clara Kimball Young and Milton Sills (see ... More Less

A 1918 adaptation of Cynthia Stockley's novel was produced by the C.K.Y. Film Corp., directed by Robert G. Vignola and starring Clara Kimball Young and Milton Sills (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 May 1927.
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New York Times
11 May 1927
p. 28.
Variety
11 May 1927
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 June 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 9 May 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 April 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23883
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
59
Length(in feet):
5,252
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dierdre Saurin, an English girl, becomes infatuated with Major Kinsella while he is on leave to England from his post in East Africa, and when he returns to duty she follows on the pretext of seeing her brother. Maurice Stair, son of the marquis and insanely jealous of Dierdre, is sent to the village by his father and plans revenge. Dierdre refuses to drop Kinsella even when she learns he is married. The major organizes his men to meet a horde of warring Africans on the veldt, while Maurice remains at the settlement; he convinces Dierdre that Kinsella has been killed in the battle, and she finally marries him. Maurice ultimately confesses his deception and after great hardship rescues Kinsella; Dierdre realizes her love for ... +


Dierdre Saurin, an English girl, becomes infatuated with Major Kinsella while he is on leave to England from his post in East Africa, and when he returns to duty she follows on the pretext of seeing her brother. Maurice Stair, son of the marquis and insanely jealous of Dierdre, is sent to the village by his father and plans revenge. Dierdre refuses to drop Kinsella even when she learns he is married. The major organizes his men to meet a horde of warring Africans on the veldt, while Maurice remains at the settlement; he convinces Dierdre that Kinsella has been killed in the battle, and she finally marries him. Maurice ultimately confesses his deception and after great hardship rescues Kinsella; Dierdre realizes her love for Maurice. +

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