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The Blot (1921)

 -  Drama  -  4 September 1921 (USA)
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The Professor dispenses the wisdom of the ages and does not make a living wage. The sons of the rich and powerful are students lacking any motivation. The next door neighbor of the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Philip Hubbard ...
The Professor, Andrew Theodore Griggs
Margaret McWade ...
The Professor's Wife, Mrs. Griggs
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The Professor's Daughter, Amelia Griggs
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The Professor's Pupil, Phil West
Marie Walcamp ...
The Other Girl, Juanita Claredon
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The Professor dispenses the wisdom of the ages and does not make a living wage. The sons of the rich and powerful are students lacking any motivation. The next door neighbor of the Professor, businessman Olsen, has money and lots of food, while the Griggs have hardly any. Both Peter Olsen and Reverend Gates are taken by the beauty of young Amelia Griggs. When rich son Phil West falls for Amelia Griggs and befriends the poor Reverend Gates, he finally sees the difference in his life and theirs and tries to do something to change that. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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This was the first film shown at the Ambassador Theater in West Philadelphia. It had a 3 day run. See more »

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When Juanita visits the library to see Amelia, she puts her hand on the railing twice. Between shots, she is holding her fur piece differently as well. See more »

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Intertitle: Here she was, the real thing - a gentlewoman - unbeatable!
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Wonderfully engaging
13 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I tuned into "The Blot" mostly to see what Louis Calhern was like in his younger days. But what I found was an engaging, multi-faceted story.

Like a Robert Altman film, "The Blot" tells its tale with a host of interesting characters who interact at various points. The characters are fleshed-out, not just stereotypes.

Without giving away the plot, let me just say that I loved the use of shoes (and even shoe-polishing) to point out class differences. And the scene with the chicken dinner is poignant on many levels.

Highly recommended!


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