Held In Trust

Held In Trust is a lost[1] 1920 American silent romance film directed by John Ince and produced and distributed by Metro Pictures. The film stars May Allison.[2]

Held In Trust
May Allison in Held in Trust 2 by John E. Ince Film Daily 1920.png
Directed byJohn Ince
Written bySarah Y. Mason
Bayard Veiller (intertitles)
Based onHeld In Trust
by George Kibbe Turner
StarringMay Allison
CinematographyWilliam Edmond
Edited byRobert De Lacey
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • August 2, 1920 (1920-08-02)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] struck by her resemblance to Adelaide Rutherford, dissolute husband Hasbrouck Rutherford (Long) and attorney Jasper Haig (Elliott) inveigle shop girl Mary Manchester (Allison) into impersonating the wealthy woman. Hasbrouck and Jasper have been misusing the funds of the wife and her pending death threatens their exposure. Because Adelaide's husband's evil dissipations have driven her insane and separated them, the conspirators believe the duplicity can be easily effected and the funds and knowledge of her death kept from her heir, her nephew Stanford Gorgas (Foss). An associate of Stanford convinces him that there is something mysterious about the situation, and he proceeds to investigate. He visits Mary in the Rutherford home, and she learns that he is the heir. Appealing to him, he rescues her from the hands of the plotters, only to have the conspirators' carefully laid scheme bring Mary back into their hands. An attempt by Hasbrouck to force his attentions on Mary results in the death of attorney Jasper and his own insanity, leaving the funds to the lovers and allowing them to live in peace.



  1. ^ "Held In Trust". Lcweb2.loc.gov. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Detail view of Movies Page". Afi.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Reviews: Held In Trust". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (10): 101. September 4, 1920.

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