Playing with Fire (1921 American film)

Playing With Fire is a lost[1] 1921 American silent comedy film directed by Dallas M. Fitzgerald and starring Gladys Walton.[2]

Playing With Fire
Film Poster
Directed byDallas M. Fitzgerald
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byWilliam M. Clayton
J.U. Giesy
Doris Schroeder
StarringGladys Walton
CinematographyMilton Moore
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • December 19, 1921 (1921-12-19)
Running time
50 minutes; 5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] Enid Gregory (Walton) works in a music store. She is a regular "jazz baby" who flirts with others while keeping company with Bill Butler (Gribbon), a plumber. She finds Janet Fenwick (McGuire), a young society woman whose father committed suicide under a cloud of disgrace, so Enid gets her employer Bruce Tilford (Mack) to hire Janet to sing the ballads that she plays. Business picks up and Tilford gives the two women two days of vacation. Enid and Janet go to a fashionable hotel where they meet several of Janet's former friends. Janet becomes engaged to an old sweetheart and Enid succumbs to the embrace of Kent Lloyd (Cooley), a wealthy young man, and allows him to slip a ring on her finger. In the last reel, they cope with the effects of a fire.



  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Playing With Fire
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Playing With Fire at
  3. "Reviews: Playing with Fire". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (1): 64. December 31, 1921.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.