One Wonderful Night (1922 film)

One Wonderful Night is a 1922 American silent mystery film directed by Stuart Paton and starring Herbert Rawlinson. It was produced and distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company and is based on the novel of the same name by Louis Tracy.[1]

One Wonderful Night
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Directed byStuart Paton
Written byGeorge C. Hull (scenario)
Based onOne Wonderful Night
by Louis Tracy
Produced byCarl Laemmle
StarringHerbert Rawlinson
CinematographyG. W. Warren
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • December 17, 1922 (1922-12-17)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The story had been filmed in 1914 at Essanay starring Francis X. Bushman.

PlotEdit

As described in a film magazine,[2] John D. Curtis (Rawlinson) arrives in New York City after 5 years spent in China. Stepping from the door of his hotel, he sees a man struck down by thugs. Being the only witness, the police were not sure of his innocence, but they allow him to go upon his promise of an early return for questioning. By mistake he carried off the assaulted man's overcoat, and in the pocket he finds a marriage license with the names of Jean de Curtois (De Briac) and Hermione Fane (Rich). "Hermione Fane," he thought, "the charming girl I met at the Ambassador's Ball in Peking." Visiting Hermione, John found that she had hired Jean to marry her so as to escape marriage to the Count de Mauriat (Aitken). She was distressed by the news that Jean had been killed, By a provision in a will, she must marry by midnight or lose her fortune. John decides to rescue the situation and they are married. Her father (De Gray) and the Count arrive and are outraged. They call the police, but John clears himself. Then he sees a taxi whose occupants had assaulted Jean. With the police he captures the driver and they learn of the Count's guilt in the promotion of the assault. Then there is the news that Jean is alive, which complicates matters. Meanwhile the Count and father attempt to harm John's reputation with Hermione, but the Count is discovered to be counterfeit and reveals his nature by attempting to blackmail Hermione. In the end John resolves matters with his bride.

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Preservation statusEdit

A copy of the film is held at the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: One Wonderful Night
  2. ^ "Partial Press Matter for One Wonderful Night". Universal Weekly. New York City, New York: Moving Picture Weekly Pub. Co. 16 (17): 34. December 9, 1922.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: One Wonderful Night

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