GRIT

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PRESERVATION STATUS:  Lost

Film Guild. Distributed by: W.W.Hodkinson Corp.  Production date:  June/July 1923, Pyramid Studios, NYC.  Released: January 7, 1924. Silent; b&w.35mm. 6 reels, 5,800 ft.

Directed by: Frank Tuttle. Scenario: James Ashmore Creelman. Photographed by: Fred Waller, Jr. Set Design: Junius Crovins.

Cast: Glenn Hunter ("Kid" Hart), Helenka Adamowska (Annie Hart), Roland Young (Houdini Hart), Osgood Perkins (Boris Giovanni Smith), Townsend Martin (Flashy Joe), Clara Bow (Orchid McGonigle), Dore Davidson (Pop Finkel), Martin Broder (Bennie Finkel), Joseph Depew (Tony O'Cohen).

CROOK MELODRAMA: Source: F.Scott Fitzgerald, "Grit" (publication undetermined). Kid Hart, whose gangster father is killed by gang leader Boris Smith for attempting to go straight, is brought up by the same East Side gang. As a result of a childhood firearms accident, he becomes a fear-filled coward, unable to break away, until Orchid McGonigle, another member determined to reform, shows him the way. They effect the rescue of Bennie Finkel from the gang and find happiness together. (Information from "The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films".)

 


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