Across the Continent
|Across the Continent|
|Directed by||Phil Rosen|
|Written by||Byron Morgan|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|61 minutes (6 reels)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, Jimmy Dent (Reid), son of John Dent (Roberts) the maker of the reliable but plain Dent automobiles, is dismissed from the firm after he refuses to drive a Dent. He goes west with the Tyler family, owners of a rival automobile firm, in one of their expensive high speed cars. The elder Dent attempts to break the cross-country record held by a Tyler automobile with a Dent vehicle, but Tyler's men waylay his drivers. Jimmy offers a cash prize for a free-for-all cross-country race, and drives the Dent when his father's driver betrays him. He passes the slate of drivers when rain in the mountains ties them up and wins the race driving the trusty Dent. Jimmy ends up marrying the elder Dent's effective stenographer Louise Fowler (MacLaren), who dons a mechanic's overalls to help in the big finish.
The Dent automobiles were Ford Model T's with disguised radiators.
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Across the Continent
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Across the Continent
- Progressive Silent Film List: Across the Continent at silentera.com
- "Reviews: Across the Continent". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (22): 50. May 27, 1922.
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