Milestones


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 9, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Milestones by Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblock (New York, 17 Sep 1912).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,782ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

When 1860 ushers in the era of iron ships, Richard Sibley, a builder of wooden ships, stubbornly resists the change, which leads him to forbid the marriage of his daughter Rose to John Rhead, a proponent of the new method. This injustice outrages John's sister Gertrude so much that she breaks off her engagement to Sibley's son Sam. Meanwhile, John and Rose elope. Twenty-five years later, John has grown rich and conservative and has a daughter named Emily. Gertrude, still single, tries to help her niece Emily marry the man she loves, Arthur Preece, rather than her father's choice, old Lord Monkhurst, but Gertrude fails. Twenty-five more years pass, and John again attempts to interfere by opposing the marriage of his granddaughter Muriel to Richard Sibley, Jr., an engineer. This time, however, Muriel's independence wins and she marries the man of her choice, and after the death of Monkhurst, Emily and Preece are finally united.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 9, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Milestones by Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblock (New York, 17 Sep 1912).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,782ft (6 reels)

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Notes

Exhibitor's Trade Review credits Elliott Clawson as the scenarist, while all other reviews and the copyright entry credit Louis Sherwin.