The Love Burglar


1919

Brief Synopsis

A young man infiltrates the underworld by pretending to be a convicted burglar. While undercover, he meets a young woman who turns out to be no more a part of gangland than he, but with similar reasons for disguising herself.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 13, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play One of Us by Jack Lait, Joseph Swerling (New York, 9 Sep 1918).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
4,467ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

Wealthy David Strong finds his errant brother about to be robbed by a gang in an underworld joint. David takes his brother's loot, sends him home, and then fights the gang leader, Coast-to-Coast Taylor and several others. His victory and appearance cause him to be mistaken for "The Colt Kid," who was just released from prison. Cabaret singer Joan Grey, to put off the advances of Taylor, says that David is her fiancé. To prove this, David marries her in the joint, after which they live together without consummating the marriage, and fall in love. During a robbery at the wedding of David's sister, at which Taylor has arranged for David to be arrested, Joan warns David and is jailed with him. After the real criminals' arrest, David's mother identifies him, and David's sister identifies Joan as a college friend and author. Joan, confessing she was looking for atmosphere and story materials, agrees to a real marriage with David.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 13, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play One of Us by Jack Lait, Joseph Swerling (New York, 9 Sep 1918).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
4,467ft (5 reels)

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Notes

The play opened in Los Angeles, previous to its New York run.