On the Stroke of Three

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On the Stroke of Three
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Directed by F. Harmon Weight
Written by O.E. Goebel
Philip Lonergan
Based onThe Man from Ashaluna
by Henry Payson Dowst
Starring Kenneth Harlan
Madge Bellamy
Mary Carr
Cinematography Victor Milner
Paul P. Perry
Production
company
Associated Arts Corporation
Distributed by Film Booking Offices of America
Release date
  • October 30, 1924 (1924-10-30)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

On the Stroke of Three is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by F. Harmon Weight and starring Kenneth Harlan, Madge Bellamy, and Mary Carr. [1] [2]

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Plot

As described in a review in a film magazine, [3] Lafayette Jordan (Davis), financier, plans to inundate Caribou Canyon and turn it into a reservoir, but the villagers will not sell him their land. Among the resentful villagers is Judson Forrest (Harlan), who wants to be an inventor. Mary Jordan (Bellamy), daughter of the financier, is hurt and spends a night at his home. Learning of his attitude toward her father, she poses as a domestic at the Jordan home. Later, in New York, Judson looks her up. He is trying to sell his invention and, to get funds, he mortgages his home. The village banker, in league with Jordan, sells the financier the mortgage, and a foreclosure threatens when Jordan's business agent Henry Mogridge (Miljan) double-crosses Judson. The youth thinks Mary working against him. Friends come to Judson's aid and he pays off the mortgage in the nick of time. He learns that Jordan knew nothing of the methods employed by his agent and that Mary loves him.

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Preservation

With no prints of On the Stroke of Three located in any film archives, [4] it is a lost film.

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References

  1. Munden p. 565
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: On the Stroke of Three at silentera.com
  3. Sewell, Charles S. (13 December 1924). "On the Stroke of Three; Kenneth Harlan and Madge Bellamy in Good F.B.O. Box Office Picture". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 71 (7): 626. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  4. Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: On the Stroke of Three

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