The Prince of Avenue A

The Prince of Avenue A is a 1920 American drama film directed by John Ford. The film is considered to be lost.[1][2]

The Prince of Avenue A
Contemporary lobby card
Directed byJohn Ford
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byCharles Dazey
Frank Mitchell Dazey
Charles J. Wilson
StarringJames J. Corbett
CinematographyJohn W. Brown
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • January 11, 1920 (1920-01-11)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] Barry O'Connor (Corbett), son of Patrick O'Connor (Cummings), plumber and political power, is called to the residence of William Tompkins (Vroom), Tammany man, whom he is to "put over" in the coming election. Here Barry meets Mary Tompkins (Warren), and mutual admiration results in an invitation to a social affair at the Tompkins home. At the affair Barry's crude ways bring forth criticism and he leaves, offended. His father threatens to withdraw his support of the candidate but later changes his mind. The rupture is later healed when Mary and her father attend a ward ball and Mary leads the grand march with Barry. This begins the romance that culminates in the marriage of Barry and Mary.


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Prince of Avenue A". Retrieved March 1, 2008.
  2. "The Prince of Avenue A". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  3. "Reviews: The Prince of Avenue A". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (5): 64. January 31, 1920.

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