12.10

12.10 is a 1919 British silent thriller film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Marie Doro, Ben Webster, and Geoffrey Kerr. It was the first film made by British & Colonial Kinematograph Company which had ambitious plans to break into the American market. It was made at Walthamstow Studios, and had considerable success on its release.[2]

12.10
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Directed byHerbert Brenon
Produced byEdward Godal
Written byEarl Carroll
George Edwardes-Hall
StarringMarie Doro
Ben Webster
Geoffrey Kerr
James Carew
Production
company
Distributed byWorld Films (UK)
Selznick Distributing Corporation (US)
Release date
  • March 1919 (1919-03)
Running time
6,000 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Plot

As described in a film magazine,[3] Louis Fernando fails to sell a patent upon which he has spent the better part of his life and drowns himself. His orphaned child Marie (Doro) is adopted by Lord Chatterton (Webster). Geoffrey Brooke (Kerr), who is in the employ of Lord Chatterton, falls in love with Marie. Chatterton's general manager Arthur Newton (Carew) also loves Marie and formulates a scheme whereby he hopes to win her and also acquire the Chatterton fortune. Chatterton becomes suspicious and by a ruse traps Newton and exposes his plot. Marie and Geoffrey are made happy in the end.

Cast

References

  1. Low p.469
  2. Low p.137
  3. "Reviews: Twelve-Ten". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (1): 58. 3 January 1920.

Bibliography

  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.


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