Held To Answer (1923)

Melodrama | 22 November 1923

Director:

Harold Shaw

Writer:

Winifred Dunn

Cinematographer:

George Rizard

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the 1 Sep 1923 Motion Picture News, the company recently returned from location shooting in San Francisco and Oakland, CA.
       The 1 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that when Evelyn Brent became ill and was ordered by her doctor to stay home, director Harold Shaw took electricians and cameramen to her apartment at the Hillview Apartments at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. There, they shot "a necessary half dozen close-up scenes of her face" in order to complete the picture. (As of 2017, the Hillview has been restored and renamed the Hudson ... More Less

According to the 1 Sep 1923 Motion Picture News, the company recently returned from location shooting in San Francisco and Oakland, CA.
       The 1 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that when Evelyn Brent became ill and was ordered by her doctor to stay home, director Harold Shaw took electricians and cameramen to her apartment at the Hillview Apartments at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. There, they shot "a necessary half dozen close-up scenes of her face" in order to complete the picture. (As of 2017, the Hillview has been restored and renamed the Hudson Apartments.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
1 Sep 1923
p. 599.
Motion Picture News
1 Sep 1923
p. 1119.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 November 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
24 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19528
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,601
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Hampstead gives up his career as an actor and his actress sweetheart, Marian Dounay, to become a minister in a western town. Marian appears, and failing to win him back she tries to ruin his reputation. Hampstead is accused of stealing some jewelry though actually he is protecting the scapegrace brother of his current sweetheart, Bessie. Hampstead is about to give up his church at the request of his congregation when the brother comes forward to ... +


John Hampstead gives up his career as an actor and his actress sweetheart, Marian Dounay, to become a minister in a western town. Marian appears, and failing to win him back she tries to ruin his reputation. Hampstead is accused of stealing some jewelry though actually he is protecting the scapegrace brother of his current sweetheart, Bessie. Hampstead is about to give up his church at the request of his congregation when the brother comes forward to confess. +

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