Sinners (1920 film)

Sinners is a lost 1920 American silent drama film based on a play of the same name by Owen Davis. The play was produced by William A. Brady and starred his daughter Alice Brady who also stars in this film. The Realart Company produced and released the film. Alice Brady's husband James Crane appears in this picture as well as in her next film, A Dark Lantern.[1][2]

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Directed byKenneth Webb
Daniel Pennell (ass't director)
Produced byRealart Pictures
Written byOwen Davis (play)
StarringAlice Brady
James L. Crane
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Distributed byRealart Pictures
Release date
March 15, 1920
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
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Based upon a review in a film publication,[3] the plot contrasts the corrupt gay life of the city with the dignity and wholesome life of people in the country. When Mary Horton (Brady) goes to the city seeking work but fails to find it, she is befriended by Hilda Newton (Anderson), a woman of questionable reputation. The friends of this woman are the sinners of the film and when word of Mary's association with them reaches home, there are some false accusations made against Mary. After Mary returns to her home, her city friends come to visit, leading to some dramatic situations.



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 pub. by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  2. ^ Sinners as produced on Broadway at the Playhouse Theatre, January 7 1915;
  3. ^ "Sinners: Director Missed Chance to Make Big Picture". Motion Picture News. New York City: Motion Picture News, Inc. 21 (14): 2995. March 27, 1920. Retrieved February 5, 2014.

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