Hell Morgan's Girl

Hell Morgan's Girl is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Joseph De Grasse and starring Dorothy Phillips. It is not known whether the film currently survives.[2]

Hell Morgan's Girl
Advertisement (1917)
Directed byJoe De Grasse
Screenplay byIda May Park
Story byHarvey Gates
StarringDorothy Phillips
CinematographyKing D. Gray
Distributed byBluebird Photoplays
Release date
  • March 5, 1917 (1917-03-05)[1]
CountryUnited States


The action takes place in 1906 San Francisco. Roger Curwell (William Stowell) aspires to be an artist, an ambition at odds with the wishes of his wealthy father (Joseph Girard). Cast out by his father, he soon falls on hard times. In a Barbary Coast saloon run by Hell Morgan (Alfred Allen), he is rescued from a beating by Lola (Dorothy Phillips), Hell's daughter. She gives him a job as a piano player, he paints her portrait, and a romance evolves between them. Gambler Sleter Noble (Lon Chaney) is also interested in Lola but has been rebuffed by her.

Olga, formerly a model for Roger, finds him and tells him that his father has died and made him a millionaire. Angered on seeing Roger with Olga, Lola turns to Noble but then tries to back out. Noble threatens to shoot Roger unless Lola capitulates. Her father comes to her aid and is shot by Noble just as the famous earthquake hits. Lola manages to get her wounded father out of the building. In the aftermath of the disaster, Hell Morgan dies of his injuries and Lola and Roger are reunited.



  1. "Hell Morgan's Girl". Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  2. Carl Bennett, ed. (April 2, 2009). "Hell Morgan's Girl". Progressive Silent Film List. Retrieved March 13, 2016 via Silent Era.
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