Sinners


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 15, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Sinners by Owen Davis (New York, 7 Jan 1915).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,833ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

When country girl Mary Horton ventures to New York to make her living as a seamstress, she meets Hilda Newton, an old neighbor who has renounced her country ways for the immoral life of the city. Mary moves in with Hilda and meets Bob Merrick who, charmed by the girl's naïveté, determines to protect her. Just as she is about to succumb to evil influences, Mary is called home to her mother's sickbed where she is denounced for her evil ways by her former sweetheart, Horace Worth. However, when Hilda's friends decide to visit Mary, Bob Merrick defends her reputation and proposes to her. The couple decide to remain in Mary's country village, while Hilda and her friends return to the city.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 15, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Sinners by Owen Davis (New York, 7 Jan 1915).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,833ft (5 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

Some sources list the character played by Augusta Anderson as "Hilda West" rather than "Hilda Newton." Reviews credit W. P. Carleton with acting in this film, while the 1921 MPSD gives credit to William T. Carleton. Exterior scenes were filmed on Nantucket Island, MA. As the first production of the play, which starred Alice Blady, was presented by her father William A. Brady at Sing Sing Prison on Christmas Day, 1914, Realart Pictures Corp. agreed to a request from the prison's Mutual Welfare League to give the first showing of the film at the prison. The play was novelized by D. Torbett (New York, 1915).