The Deuce of Spades (1922)

Comedy-drama | May 1922

Director:

Charles Ray

Writer:

Andres Richard

Cinematographer:

George Rizard

Editor:

Harry L. Decker

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Charles Ray Productions
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Weight of the Last Straw" by Charles E. Van Loan (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Charles Ray Productions
Copyright Date:
5 May 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17827
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,505
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Amos, an unsophisticated Bostonian, goes west to Little Butte, Montana, a relic of the mining days, where the town restaurant is turned over to him at gunpoint. With the help of Sally, the waitress, Amos converts the establishment into a model of cleanliness, and his business prospers so that he is able to return to Boston. At the railroad station Amos is victimized by an old card trick; this error costs him his savings, and returning to the town he finds that his restaurant has been decorated with deuces of spades. In a wild fury, he shoots up the town, and when the gamblers who fleeced him stop in he forces them to eat a special deuce-of-spades sandwich, recovers his losses from them, and chases them out of ... +


Amos, an unsophisticated Bostonian, goes west to Little Butte, Montana, a relic of the mining days, where the town restaurant is turned over to him at gunpoint. With the help of Sally, the waitress, Amos converts the establishment into a model of cleanliness, and his business prospers so that he is able to return to Boston. At the railroad station Amos is victimized by an old card trick; this error costs him his savings, and returning to the town he finds that his restaurant has been decorated with deuces of spades. In a wild fury, he shoots up the town, and when the gamblers who fleeced him stop in he forces them to eat a special deuce-of-spades sandwich, recovers his losses from them, and chases them out of town. +

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