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The Tiger's Coat
Director: Roy Clements (Dir)
Release Date:   Nov 1920
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   W. Lawson Butt (Alexander MacAllister)  
    Tina Modotti (Jean Ogilvie)  
    Myrtle Stedman (Mrs. Carl Mendall)  
    Myles McCarthy (Andrew Hyde)  
    Frank Weed (Frederick Bagsby)  
    Jiquel Lanoe (Carl Mendall)  
    Nola Luxford (Clare Bagsby)  
    Charles Spere    
    Helene Sullivan    

Summary: Engaged to his ward, a wealthy man learns that she is not Scottish, as he had believed, but Mexican. After he breaks the engagement, the girl leaves town, only to return later as a dancer. The man has by that time realized that he loves the girl after all, and they are reconciled. 

Production Company: Dial Film Co.  
Distribution Company: W. W. Hodkinson Corp.  
  Pathé Exchange, Inc.  
Director: Roy Clements (Dir)
Writer: Jack Cunningham (Scen)
Photography: R. E. Irish (Cam)
Art Direction: E. P. Hunziker (Art dir)
Production Misc: Paul Schofield (Cont man)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel The Tiger's Coat by Elizabeth Dejeans (Indianapolis, 1917).
Authors: Elizabeth Dejeans

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Drama
Subjects (Major): Racism
  Wards and guardians
Subjects (Minor): Dancers

Note: The novel was also serialized in The Pictorial Review between Nov 1916 and Feb 1917. The film was shot at the Robert Brunton Studios in Los Angeles. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
MPN   3 Jul 20   p. 264.
MPN   14 Aug 20   p. 1373.
MPN   16 Oct 20   p. 3008.
MPN   13 Nov 20   p. 3667, 3721
MPN   18 Dec 20   p. 4610.
Variety    3 Dec 1920   p. 32.

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