The Love Burglar
|The Love Burglar|
|Directed by||James Cruze|
|Screenplay by||Walter Woods|
|Based on||One of Us|
by Jack Lait
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
Anna Q. Nilsson
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Love Burglar is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by James Cruze, written by Walter Woods based upon a play by Jack Lait, and starring Wallace Reid, Anna Q. Nilsson, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Beery, Wilton Taylor, and Edmund Burns. The film was released on July 13, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, Joan Gray (Nilsson), a novelist who is living in the underworld to absorb its atmosphere for her next work, finds herself seriously menaced by Coast-to-Coast Taylor (Beery), a prominent figure of the district who determines to win her by force if necessary. As the situation reaches a climax she is rescued by the famous criminal who has just been released from prison. She continues to sing at the low cafe and accepts the admiring protection of the crook. The latter, unknown to her, is David Strong (Reid), a member of the upper world whose love of adventure and her accounts for his assumption of a famous crook's identity. Matters come to a crisis when his associates urge him to rob a wealthy house, which incidentally is his own home. Joan seeks to prevent it and the real crook arrives in time to also take a hand. David manages to extradite Joan and himself from the situation, and after introductions they plight their troth.
- Wallace Reid as David Strong
- Anna Q. Nilsson as Joan Gray
- Raymond Hatton as Parson Smith
- Wallace Beery as Coast-to-Coast Taylor
- Wilton Taylor as Bull Miller
- Edmund Burns as Arthur Strong
- Alice Terry as Elsie Strong
- Richard Wayne as Rosswell
- Henry Woodward as Dave Dorgan
- Loyola O'Connor as Mrs. Eleanor Strong
- ^ Janiss Garza (2015). "Love-Burglar - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- ^ "The Love Burglar". AFI. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Love Burglar
- ^ "Reviews: The Love Burglar". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (5): 106. July 26, 1919.
- The Love Burglar at IMDb
- synopsis at AllMovie
- Lobby card at silentfilmstillarchive.com
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