The Last Card


60m 1921

Film Details

Release Date
May 23, 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Dated," by Maxwell Smith in Saturday Evening Post (3 Jul 1920).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
5,817ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Tom Gannell, a criminal lawyer, detects an intrigue between his wife, Emma, and a college student, Sorley, who tends furnaces on their block. When Sorley goes to the cellar, his wife goes to the piano and plays "The End of a Perfect Day," and maddened by his wife's faithlessness, Gannell follows Sorley and kills him. The following day, the Kirkwoods leave on their annual trip to Florida; a coat belonging to Kirkwood and a pack of his cigarettes are found near the body; hearing of the murder, he returns home and is arrested for the crime. Kirkwood is defended by Gannell and found guilty. Mrs. Kirkwood, who suspects Gannell, induces the police to tap a telephone conversation between herself and Gannell: while talking she has her maid play "The End of a Perfect Day" on the piano. Finding his living room empty and hearing the sound of the furnace being raked, Gannell breaks and confesses his guilt but defies her to prove it.

Film Details

Release Date
May 23, 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Dated," by Maxwell Smith in Saturday Evening Post (3 Jul 1920).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
5,817ft (6 reels)

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