Saturday, February 11, 2012

Outside the Law - 1920

Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Tod Browning
Writers: Gardner Bradford (titles), Tod Browning and Lucien Hubbard        
Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman and Lon Chaney
Release Date: 6 January 1921 (USA)
Also known as: Fuera de la ley (Spain), Les révoltés (France), Paa kant med loven (Denmark)
Filming locations: Chinatown, San Francisco, California, USA, Nob Hill, San Francisco, California, USA
Production Co: Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Plot keywords: Villain | Theft | Jewel Theft | Jewel Thief | Male Female Relationship | Chinese | Criminal | Gangster | Aftermath | Jewel Robbery | Melodrama
Taglines: Tricky eyes. Dangerous smile. Exquisitely gowned. Nimble fingers
Genres: Crime | Romance
The gang fight at the end of the film took two weeks to shoot.
Was found in the estate of farmers wife Miss Bishman where a traveling man left the prints and never returned.
The reference in the original ads to the film being a "Universal Jewel" didn't have anything to do with the content of the film. It was a designation Universal president Carl Laemmle put on certain films to signal that these were the most prestigious, highest-budgeted productions of his studio.  
The name of San Francisco's Nob Hill is misspelled "Knob Hill" in a title.

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