On Probation (1924 film)

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On Probation
Directed by Charles Hutchison
Written by Jack Natteford
Produced by William Steiner
Starring Edith Thornton
Robert Ellis
Joseph Kilgour
Cinematography Ernest Miller
William Steiner Productions
Distributed byWilliam Steiner Productions
Wardour Films (UK)
Release date
  • December 1, 1924 (1924-12-01)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

On Probation is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Charles Hutchison and starring Edith Thornton, Robert Ellis, and Joseph Kilgour. [1]



As described in a 1924 film magazine review:

Mary Forrest (Thorton), rich, young, and impulsive, is warned not to appear before Judge Winter (Kilgour) again on speeding charges. Her friends accompany her to a roadhouse which the police are watching. They are tipped off and flee before the police raid the place, but Mary wrecks her automobile. Removing the plates and identification marks, she escapes the law until a jealous friend plants a purse in the wrecked car. When asked to secure someone to sign her probation bond, she finds her “friends” have deserted her and Bruce Winter (Ellis) comes to her rescue. [2]


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  1. Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997. p. 563.
  2. "New Pictures: On Probation", Exhibitors Herald, 20 (1): 151, 27 December 1924, retrieved 21 November 2021