The Dangerous Blonde (1924)

55 mins | Romantic comedy | 11 May 1924

Director:

Robert Hill

Writer:

Hugh Hoffman

Cinematographer:

Jackson Rose

Production Company:

Universal Pictures
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was An Old Man’s Darling, according to the 5 Jan 1924 Universal Weekly, which noted that preparations for filming were underway. Two weeks later, the 19 Jan 1924 Film Tribune reported that production began that week at Universal Pictures’ studio in Universal City, CA. The 16 Feb 1924 Film Tribune stated that editing had commenced, and the 23 Feb 1924 Motion Picture News announced the new title as The Dangerous Blonde.
       An 11 May 1924 release was scheduled, as noted in the 8 Jun 1924 Film Daily. The 12 May 1924 Film Daily listed an opening the following night at Loew’s Theatre in New York City.
       A review in the 13 Sep 1924 [Sandusky, IL] Sandusky Star Journal indicated that former cartoonist Robert Hopkins did titles for the film. Hal Stevens was listed as a cast member in the 17 May 1924 Universal Weekly.
       This film was included on the National Film Preservation Board’s (NFPB) list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films as of October 2019. ...

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The working title of this film was An Old Man’s Darling, according to the 5 Jan 1924 Universal Weekly, which noted that preparations for filming were underway. Two weeks later, the 19 Jan 1924 Film Tribune reported that production began that week at Universal Pictures’ studio in Universal City, CA. The 16 Feb 1924 Film Tribune stated that editing had commenced, and the 23 Feb 1924 Motion Picture News announced the new title as The Dangerous Blonde.
       An 11 May 1924 release was scheduled, as noted in the 8 Jun 1924 Film Daily. The 12 May 1924 Film Daily listed an opening the following night at Loew’s Theatre in New York City.
       A review in the 13 Sep 1924 [Sandusky, IL] Sandusky Star Journal indicated that former cartoonist Robert Hopkins did titles for the film. Hal Stevens was listed as a cast member in the 17 May 1924 Universal Weekly.
       This film was included on the National Film Preservation Board’s (NFPB) list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films as of October 2019.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Feb 1924
p. 26
Anaconda Standard [Anaconda, MT]
4 May 1924
p. 34
Camera
22 Dec 1923
p. 17, 21
Exhibitors Herald
31 May 1924
p. 81
Exhibitors Herald
14 Jun 1924
p. 42
Exhibitors Herald
12 Jul 1924
p. 98
Exhibitors Herald
13 Sep 1924
p. 67
Exhibitors Herald
6 Dec 1924
p. 67
Film Daily
25 Feb 1924
p. 7
Film Daily
8 Apr 1924
p. 6
Film Daily
11 May 1924
p. 48
Film Daily
12 May 1924
p. 6
Film Daily
8 Jun 1924
p. 10
Film Daily Year Book
1925
p. 277, 279
Film Tribune
19 Jan 1924
p. 9
Film Tribune
26 Jan 1924
p. 8
Film Tribune
9 Feb 1924
p. 8
Film Tribune
16 Feb 1924
p. 8
Indian Journal [Eufaula, OK]
6 Mar 1924
p. 7
Los Angeles Evening Express
18 Jul 1924
p. 6
Motion Picture News
2 Feb 1924
p. 489
Motion Picture News
23 Feb 1924
p. 885
Moving Picture World
1 Mar 1924
p. 45
Oakland Tribune [Oakland, CA]
24 Feb 1924
p. 64
Sandusky Star-Journal [Sandusky, OH]
13 Sep 1924
p. 6
Screen Opinions
15-31 May 1924
p. 77
Universal Weekly
5 Jan 1924
p. 18
Universal Weekly
12 Jan 1924
p. 23
Universal Weekly
2 Feb 1924
p. 14
Universal Weekly
23 Feb 1924
p. 34
Universal Weekly
26 Apr 1924
p. 40
Universal Weekly
17 May 1924
p. 19
Universal Weekly
14 Jun 1924
p. 29
Variety
21 May 1924
p. 27
Variety
4 Jun 1924
p. 21
Variety
25 Jun 1924
p. 20
Washington Post
25 May 1924
Section A, p. 2
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Robert F. Hill
Dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "A New Girl in Town" by Hulbert Footner in Argosy All-Story Magazine (23 Sep--28 Oct 1922).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
An Old Man's Darling
Release Date:
11 May 1924
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 13 May 1924; Washington, D.C., opening: week of 25 May 1924
Production Date:
began late Jan 1924
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures
22 April 1924
LP20107
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
4,919
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Colonel Faraday asks his daughter, Diana, to recover some letters he wrote to Yvette, an adventuress, when she tries to blackmail him. Diana is vamping Gerald Skinner, Yvette's partner, so as to get the letters when a football hero in love with her, Royall Randall, piqued at being stood up, bursts into the cafe, starts a fight, and manages to recover the ...

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Colonel Faraday asks his daughter, Diana, to recover some letters he wrote to Yvette, an adventuress, when she tries to blackmail him. Diana is vamping Gerald Skinner, Yvette's partner, so as to get the letters when a football hero in love with her, Royall Randall, piqued at being stood up, bursts into the cafe, starts a fight, and manages to recover the letters.

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

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