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Love's Prisoner (1919)

A young lady, who "hates the law" rises from the tenements to society. Financial reverses lead her to commit a series of burglaries as "The Bird". She becomes involved with the detective ... See full summary »

Writers:

E. Magnus Ingleton (screenplay), E. Magnus Ingleton (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Olive Thomas ... Nancy, later Lady Cleveland
Joe King ... Jim Garside
William V. Mong ... Jonathan Twist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Lord Cleveland
Dolly Dare Dolly Dare ... Jane, Nancy's sister
Louis Durham Louis Durham ... Shorty Dorgan
Ann Forrest ... Sadie, Nancy's sister (as Ann Kroman)
Walter Perry Walter Perry ... Nancy's father
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A young lady, who "hates the law" rises from the tenements to society. Financial reverses lead her to commit a series of burglaries as "The Bird". She becomes involved with the detective investigating the burglaries. After she confesses and pays for her crimes, they marry. Written by Pat Conolly <Conolly_Pat@tandem.com>

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Whenever one of the City's best known Sisters of Mercy looked into a mirror, she saw the cleverest pick pocket in New York. Another of those warm ones, that people with red blood like. (Print Ad- Mansfield Shield,((Mansfield, Ohio)) 29 June 1919)

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Crime | Drama

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It's fortunate this film survives
6 September 2010 | by zpzjonesSee all my reviews

One of several Olive Thomas features to survive, "Love's Prisoner" hales from the old Triangle studios and not too long before Triangle's demise. The version I viewed was released by Grapevine Video with a pleasand and peaceful enough score. This was one of the last films of star Olive Thomas and it shows her in a sympathetic acting part rather than the carefree girlish flapper. Jean Hersholt is recognizable as a guest at a dinner party. The older actress who's pearls were stolen looks like Cissy Fitzgerald or Trixie Friganza unbilled. In looks Olive Thomas favors other actresses such as May McAvoy and Seena Owen IMHO. Thomas plays the part of A woman who loses her father & later her wealthy husband, Despite her best efforts to remain respectable she eventually turns to thievery. Through the love of a detective named Jim she finds a stable relationship and remarriage. The ending to this film has suffered nitrate decomposition. The ending is supplied by explanation on a title care. Directed by John Francis Dillon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

8 June 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisonni√®re de l'Amour See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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