The Girl in Number 29


The Girl in Number 29 is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by John Ford based on the novel The Girl in the Mirror (1919) by Elizabeth Jordan. The film is presumed to be lost.[1]

The Girl in Number 29
Film poster
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byPhilip D. Hurn
Based onThe Girl in the Mirror
by Elizabeth Jordan
StarringFrank Mayo
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • May 17, 1920 (1920-05-17)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Plot Edit

As summarized in a film publication,[2] Laurie Devon (Mayo) is a New York playwright who, having had one success, refuses to work on another play. One night he sees a woman (Anderson) in an apartment across the street take out a gun and place it to her forehead. He reaches her in time to save her, and she tells him that she is under some terrible evil influence, which she will not disclose. Devon attempts to untangle the mystery and is led on an adventure. The woman is taken to a house on Long Island, where Devon after a fight rescues her. He takes out the revolver and shoots one of the pursuers, who falls to the ground. On returning home, he is heartbroken and tells his sister Barbara (Fair) and his friends that he is a murderer. His sister and two of his friends then confess that the whole thing was a frame-up, that they had hired some actors to stage everything, and that it was an attempt to get the ambitionless author to write again. The revolver used in the suicide attempt by the woman and in the later shooting had blanks. Devon and the woman from the apartment melt into each other's arms at the final fade-out.

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References Edit

  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Girl in Number 29". Retrieved February 26, 2008.
  2. ^ "The Girl in Number 29: Surprise Ending Picture Provides Average Entertainment". Motion Picture News. New York City: Motion Picture News, Inc. 21 (15): 3172. April 3, 1920. Retrieved February 15, 2014.

External links Edit

  • The Girl in Number 29 at IMDb