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Director: Louis J. Gasnier (Dir)
Release Date:   31 Aug 1924
Duration (in feet):   6,220
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Clara Bow (Angela Warriner)  
    Forrest Stanley (Carl Graham)  
    Huntley Gordon (John Warriner)  
    Myrtle Stedman (Mrs. Warriner)  
    Robert Agnew (Harry Van Alstyne)  
    Walter Long (Benedict [Count Montebello])  
    Arthur Thalasso (Amoti)  
    Walter Shumway (Revenue officer)  
    Grace Carlisle (Mrs. Bruce Corwin)  
    Leo White (The Duke)  

Summary: John Warriner, facing financial ruin, accepts the proposal of a bootlegger, Benedict, to underwrite the business of illegal wine-selling. His daughter, Angela, takes up with the jazz set and is caught in a raid, at a cafe owned by Benedict. Her former sweetheart, Carl Graham, comes to the rescue and saves her from notoriety, while the family struggles back to its former respectability following Warriner's prison term. 

Production Company: Universal Pictures  
Production Text: Universal-Jewel
Director: Louis J. Gasnier (Dir)
Producer: Carl Laemmle (Pres)
Writer: Philip Lonergan (Scen)
  Eve Unsell (Scen)
  Raymond L. Schrock (Adpt)
Photography: John Stumar (Dir of photog)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the short story "Wine" by William Briggs MacHarg in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Mar 1922).
Authors: William Briggs MacHarg

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal Pictures 31/7/1924 dd/mm/yyyy LP20450

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Genre: Melodrama
Subjects (Major): Bootleggers
  United States--History--Social life and customs, 1921-1929

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