Closed Gates (1927)

65 mins | Melodrama | 1 June 1927

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HISTORY

Var reviewed the film under the title The Closed Gate ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 May 1927.
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New York Times
1 Jun 1927
p. 25.
Variety
1 Jun 1927
p. 16.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Closed Gate
Release Date:
1 June 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 30 May 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Sterling Pictures Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
1927
Copyright Number:
LP24050
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
5,503
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George Newell, Jr., son of a millionaire, is a constant source of worry to his father and invalid mother. When he is injured in an automobile accident and his girl companion is killed, his mother dies of the shock and Newell, Sr., sends him from home. George goes to war and loses his memory as a result of shell shock. Alice Winston, a nurse, brings him back to health, and their friendship develops into love and marriage. He collapses from overwork while working in a shipyard, and Alice takes him to a sanitarium. While convalescing he is recognized by Newell and his nephew, Harvey; they fail to acknowledge the fact, however, to avoid changing the family will. But through Bridget, the maid, Alice brings George back home, and in his mother's room the sight of the wheelchair restores his memory; he then is reconciled with his ... +


George Newell, Jr., son of a millionaire, is a constant source of worry to his father and invalid mother. When he is injured in an automobile accident and his girl companion is killed, his mother dies of the shock and Newell, Sr., sends him from home. George goes to war and loses his memory as a result of shell shock. Alice Winston, a nurse, brings him back to health, and their friendship develops into love and marriage. He collapses from overwork while working in a shipyard, and Alice takes him to a sanitarium. While convalescing he is recognized by Newell and his nephew, Harvey; they fail to acknowledge the fact, however, to avoid changing the family will. But through Bridget, the maid, Alice brings George back home, and in his mother's room the sight of the wheelchair restores his memory; he then is reconciled with his father. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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