At the End of the World


1921

Brief Synopsis

The daughter of the English proprietor of a seedy Shanghai gambling hall is a target for the romantic attentions of the various men who pass through. She grows more and more cynical about love until true love and tragedy arrive simultaneously.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 11, 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play At the End of the World by Ernest Klein (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,729ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Terence O'Day and his daughter, Cherry, operate a gambling establishment, "The Paper Lantern," in Shanghai. She is loved by sailor Donald MacGregor, who leaves, expecting to return and marry her, and by novelist Gordon Deane, who also departs. The death of her father brings about Cherry's marriage to banker William Blaine--an unhappy union, troubled by the attentions of Harvey, her husband's clerk, who steals bank funds to buy her gifts. Meanwhile, Deane recruits Harvey and MacGregor to accompany him to a lonely lighthouse where he plans to work. When Blaine demands a divorce, Cherry consents and starts out to search for Deane; and when wrecked near the lighthouse, she is saved by Deane. A quarrel between the sailor and the clerk results in their both falling to their deaths, but Cherry and Deane return to civilization and happiness.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 11, 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play At the End of the World by Ernest Klein (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,729ft (6 reels)

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