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Victor Fleming was set to begin directing Dorothy Dalton in several days in a film temporarily called Black Fury, the 7 Oct 1922 Motion Picture News reported. According to an item in the 4 Nov 1922 Motion Picture News, a few days were spent shooting "a fashionable garden party" at the Edgar Luckenbach estate at Sands Point, Long Island, NY. ... More Less

Victor Fleming was set to begin directing Dorothy Dalton in several days in a film temporarily called Black Fury, the 7 Oct 1922 Motion Picture News reported. According to an item in the 4 Nov 1922 Motion Picture News, a few days were spent shooting "a fashionable garden party" at the Edgar Luckenbach estate at Sands Point, Long Island, NY. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
7 Oct 1922
p. 1742.
Motion Picture News
4 Nov 1922
p. 2274.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Black Fury
Release Date:
5 February 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 21 January 1923
Production Date:
began October 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 January 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18636
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,337
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Long Island socialite Ruth Rutherford, crippled as a result of being thrown from a horse, breaks her engagement to Lord Wallington. Dejected, Wallie returns to his regiment in Egypt and sinks into dissipation. Ruth hears of his plight and also goes to Egypt, where she meets Dr. Mohammed Ali. Ali cures her lameness in return for Ruth's agreeing to become his wife, but Biskra, Ruth's servant, kills Ali before he can collect. Even from death Ali's power over Ruth returns her to her wheelchair until she jumps up to save Wallington from an attack feigned by ... +


Long Island socialite Ruth Rutherford, crippled as a result of being thrown from a horse, breaks her engagement to Lord Wallington. Dejected, Wallie returns to his regiment in Egypt and sinks into dissipation. Ruth hears of his plight and also goes to Egypt, where she meets Dr. Mohammed Ali. Ali cures her lameness in return for Ruth's agreeing to become his wife, but Biskra, Ruth's servant, kills Ali before he can collect. Even from death Ali's power over Ruth returns her to her wheelchair until she jumps up to save Wallington from an attack feigned by Biskra. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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