The Crossroads of New York

The Crossroads of New York is a lost 1922 American silent comedy film directed by F. Richard Jones and an all-star cast of silent comedians. It was produced by Mack Sennett and released through First National Distributors.[1][2][3]

The Crossroads of New York
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Kathryn McGuire, George O'Hara
and Herbert Standing
Directed byF. Richard Jones
Produced byMack Sennett
StarringGeorge O'Hara
CinematographyHomer Scott
Fred Jackman
Robert Walters
Edited byAllen McNeil
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • June 22, 1922 (1922-06-22)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

PlotEdit

As described in a film magazine,[4] vamp Grace St. Clair (Terry) is willing to accept large checks from millionaire James Flint (Beery) but does not care for his caresses. James' nephew Michael (O'Hara) from the country arrives, fondly expecting to live in luxury at his uncle's home in the city, but he is quickly disillusioned. His uncle gratifies his wish to wear a uniform, but it is of the White Wings street cleaners. Michael goes to live in a cheap boardinghouse where the landlady (Farley) makes violent love to him, and he discovers that he is somehow engaged to her. Her lover Star Boarder (Gribbon), who acts the yokel, cannot move her heart, even when he sings "You Made Me What I am Today." Michael is called upon to save the lovely heiress Ruth Anthony (McGuire) on two occasions, and Star the humble suitor convinces the boardinghouse lady that the young man is not true and gets her heart on the rebound. Lady Luck apparently discovers Michael, and his uncle James goes to Alaska, falls down a cliff, and is reported as being dead, leaving Michael the house and his millions. Michael now feels that he can tell Ruth of his love, for she has dismissed her fiance Garrett Chesterfield (Cain). Because the uncle can no longer supply the needed funds for her needs, Grace makes a play for Michael. Michael finds himself the subject of a breach of promise lawsuit with Grace telling the most amazing story of his violent courtship of her. Then Ruth's father John D. Anthony (Standing) is held prisoner by her rejected suitor Garrett, and Michael comes to the rescue. In the end the villains of the story get their just deserts in a most approved fashion, and the young pair Michael and Ruth are reunited.

CastEdit

PremieresEdit

Preservation statusEdit

The Crossroads of New York is a lost film save for a fragment, 705 feet long, at the Deutsche Kinemathek.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Crossroads of New York at silentera.com
  2. ^ a b The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: The Crossroads of New York
  3. ^ a b c "FIRST NATIONAL NOTES". Camera!. V (8): 8. June 3, 1922. Retrieved August 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Reviews: The Crossroads of New York". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (24): 53. June 10, 1922.
  5. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Crossroads of New York

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