|Directed by||James Flood|
|Produced by||E.M. Asher|
|Written by|| May Edginton (novel)|
|Starring|| Corinne Griffith |
Mary Louise Miller
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
Three Hours is a 1927 American drama film based on the 1926 story Purple and Fine Linen by May Edginton. It was directed by James Flood and stars Corinne Griffith, who also served as executive producer.
The plot concerns a woman, Madeline Durkin (Griffith), who has lost all her wealth as well as her young daughter. Taking advantage of a stranger's kindness, she is apprehended for theft but asks for three hours leave to see her dying child.
Filmed in Los Angeles, the story is set in San Francisco. Nine years later, Edginton's story also provided the inspiration for the film Adventure in Manhattan . According to the website Silentera.com, a print of Three Hours survives at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.
Corinne Griffith was an American film actress, producer, author and businesswoman. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen," she was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent film era. In addition to her beauty, Griffith achieved critical recognition for her performance in Frank Lloyd's The Divine Lady (1929), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
A Slave of Fashion is a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Norma Shearer and Lew Cody, with William Haines. A young Joan Crawford had an early uncredited role as a mannequin.
Hardee Kirkland was an American film actor and director of the silent era who appeared on stage. Kirkland was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of former Confederate Brigadier General William Whedbee Kirkland and the older brother of the actress Elizabeth Kirkland, who performed as Odette Tyler. He appeared in 41 films between 1915 and 1925. He also directed 33 films between 1912 and 1914. He died in California at the age of 60.
Outcast is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Chester Withey. The film starred Elsie Ferguson and David Powell. William Powell has a small supporting part in this which was his third film.
The Woman and the World is a 1916 American silent drama film starring Jeanne Eagels as a prostitute who seeks a second chance in the countryside. It was based on the 1914 play Outcast starring Elsie Ferguson. It was remade in 1922 as Outcast, starring Ferguson; in 1928 with Corinne Griffith, also titled Outcast; and with Bette Davis in 1935 as The Girl from 10th Avenue.
Déclassée is a 1925 American silent drama film of manners produced and released by First National Pictures in association with Corinne Griffith as executive producer. Griffith also stars in the production directed by Robert G. Vignola which is based on the 1919 play by Zoë Akins that starred Ethel Barrymore. A print of this film resides in the British Film Institute National Archive with a trailer surviving at the Library of Congress.
The Lady in Ermine is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by James Flood and produced by and starring Corinne Griffith, and distributed by First National Pictures. The film is now considered a lost film.
Single Wives is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and produced by and starring Corinne Griffith. It was distributed by First National Pictures.
Why Girls Leave Home is a lost 1921 American silent drama film produced by Harry Rapf for Warner Bros. It was the only film from the studio to make a profit in 1921. The poster for the film was featured in the 1962 film Gypsy.
The Climbers is a 1919 American silent comedy drama film produced and distributed by the Vitagraph Company of America. It is based on Clyde Fitch's 1901 Broadway play. This film was directed by Tom Terriss and stars Corinne Griffith.
The World's Applause is a 1923 American silent drama film starring Bebe Daniels. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. William C. deMille directed the film and it was written and scripted by his wife Clara Beranger. This is now considered a lost film.
The Climbers is a lost 1915 silent film produced by the Lubin Manufacturing Company and starring Gladys Hanson. This film is the first filming of Clyde Fitch's 1901 play of the same name. Later versions of Fitch's play were made in 1919 as The Climbers with Corinne Griffith and in 1927 also as The Climbers with Irene Rich.
Outcast is a 1928 silent film drama produced and distributed by First National Pictures. It was directed by William A. Seiter and stars Corinne Griffith, often considered one of the most beautiful women in film. This story had been filmed in 1917 as The World and the Woman with Jeanne Eagels. In 1922 a Paramount film of the same name with Elsie Ferguson reprising her stage role was released. Both films were based on a 1914 play, Outcast, by Hubert Henry Davies which starred Ferguson. The Seiter/Griffith film was an all silent with Vitaphone music and sound effects. In the sound era the story was filmed once again as The Girl from 10th Avenue starring Bette Davis. According to the Library of Congress database shows a print surviving complete at Cineteca Italiana in Milan.
Mademoiselle Modiste is a 1926 silent romance produced by and starring Corinne Griffith and distributed by First National Pictures. Robert Z. Leonard directed Griffith in a story based on a popular 1905 Victor Herbert operetta on Broadway, Mlle. Modiste, with a libretto by Henry Martyn Blossom, which was similar to the MGM film The Merry Widow. It is now considered a lost film.
Scratch my Back is a 1920 American silent comedy film produced by Eminent Authors Pictures and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures. Adapted by Rupert Hughes from one of his story, the film was directed by Sidney Olcott with T. Roy Barnes and Helene Chadwick in the leading roles. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
Babs is a lost 1920 American silent comedy film directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring Corinne Griffith. Griffith and the Vitagraph Company produced with Vitagraph distributing. The film was also called Bab's Candidate and had the working title Gumshoes 4-B.
Classified is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Alfred Santell and produced by and starring Corinne Griffith. It was based on a novel by Edna Ferber and distributed through First National Pictures.
Deadline at Eleven is a lost 1920 American silent drama film directed by George Fawcett and starring Corinne Griffith. It was produced by and distributed by the Vitagraph Company of America.
The Common Law is a lost 1923 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Corinne Griffith and Conway Tearle. It was produced and released by Selznick Pictures Corporation.
Love's Wilderness is a 1924 American drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Helen Klumph and Eve Unsell. The film stars Corinne Griffith, Holmes Herbert, Ian Keith, Maurice de Canonge, Emily Fitzroy, and Anne Schaefer. The film was released on December 14, 1924, by First National Pictures.
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