Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 30, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Charles Ray Productions, Inc.; Arthur S. Kane Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical comedy Forty Five Minutes from Broadway , book, lyrics and music by George M. Cohan (New York, 1 Jan 1906).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,548ft (5-6 reels)

Synopsis

When lightweight boxer Kid Burns learns that his old friend Tom Bennett has inherited a fortune from his rich Uncle Castleton, he sets out for New Rochelle to congratulate him. Upon arriving at the family mansion, the Kid meets Mary, the housemaid, and the two fall in love. Tom confesses to the Kid that he has become enamored of ex-chorus girl Flora Dora Dean, who is coming to visit with her mother. When Kid meets the women, he suspects them of being fortune hunters and informs Tom of his opinion. The Kid's accusation infuriates Tom, who orders his friend out of the house. During a party later that night, the boxer's instincts prove correct when he discovers Flora's mother and Cronin, Mary's guardian, attempting to rob the safe. With the arrest of the unscrupulous pair, the Kid returns to his room and discovers a copy of the will that names Mary heiress to the Castleton fortune. The Kid, feeling unworthy of marrying an heiress, presents the document to Mary who, choosing love over money, tears it up.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 30, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Charles Ray Productions, Inc.; Arthur S. Kane Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical comedy Forty Five Minutes from Broadway , book, lyrics and music by George M. Cohan (New York, 1 Jan 1906).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,548ft (5-6 reels)

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Notes

Some scenes in this film were shot in Del Monte, CA. This was Charles Ray's first independently produced picture. NBC-TV aired a television adaption of Cohan's play in 1959.