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Daughters of the Night

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Daughters of the Night
Still with Alice Chapin and Alyce Mills
Directed byElmer Clifton
Written byWillard Robertson (story & screenplay)
Produced byWilliam Fox
StarringOrville Caldwell
Alyce Mills
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November 9, 1924 (1924-11-09)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Daughters of the Night is a 1924 American silent melodrama film produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation. It was directed by Elmer Clifton with Alyce Mills as the lead actress.[1]


As described in a review in a film magazine,[2] Betty Blair (Mills) finishes a training course at the school for telephone operators in New York and returns to her home town Midvale where her scheming aunt (Chapin) makes her promise to marry a scheming wealthy lawyer, Kilmaster (Richmond). Brothers Jimmy (Sands) and Billy Roberts (Caldwell) cap the climax to a wild career by getting arrested in a street brawl and are turned out by their irate father. Jimmy joins his crook pals while Billy determines to make good. He wanders into Midvale and gets a job as lineman with the telephone company where he meets Betty and falls in love with her. Jimmy’s gang pick out the Midvale bank for a haul. In making a getaway, Jimmy rushes into the telephone building. A fire starts and he is trapped but manages to send a last message to his mother over the phone. The thieves have cut the wires, but Betty stays on the job until Billy repairs the lines and sends an alarm which brings about the capture of the gang. Billy rushes back and rescues her from the flames and, having made good, returns home with his bride-to-be and gets his parents forgiveness.



With no prints of Daughters of the Night located in any film archives,[3] it is a lost film.


  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute c.1971
  2. ^ Sewell, Charles S. (December 13, 1924). "Daughters of the Night; Fox Offers Cast of Little-Known Players In Program Melodrama of the Telephone Industry". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 71 (7): 626. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Daughters of the Night

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