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  Claire Windsor and Louis Calhern.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
 
 
The Blot
(1921) American
B&W : Seven reels / 7118 feet
Directed by Lois Weber

Cast: Phillip Hubbard [Professor Andrew Theodore Griggs], Margaret McWade [Mrs. Griggs, his wife], Claire Windsor [Amelia Griggs, their daughter], Louis Calhern [Phil West, a student], Marie Walcamp [Juanita Claredon, the other girl]; [?] ? [Mrs. Griggs’ mother], [?] ? [Bert Gareth, a student], [?] ? [Walt Lucas, a student], [?] ? [Hans Olsen, the shoemaker], [?] ? [Mrs. Olsen, his wife], [?] ? [Peter Olsen, their son], [?] ? [the Olsen teenage daughter], [?] ? [Reverend Gates], [?] ? [Philip West Sr., Phil’s father], [?] ? [the committee elder], [?] ? [the butcher, a committee member], [?] ? [the tailor, a committee member], [?] ? [the bill collector]

Lois Weber Productions production; distributed by F.B. Warren Corporation. / Produced by Lois Weber. Prepared for the screen (scenario) by Marion Orth, from a screen story by Lois Weber. Lighting by H.H. Harrod. Advisory director, Phillips Smalley. Photographed (cinematography) by Philip Du Bois (Philip R. Du Bois) and Gordon Jennings. / © 25 August 1921 by Lois Weber Productions [LP16892]. Released 4 September 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.

Drama: Romance.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm nitrate positive, 35mm fine-grain preservation negative, 35mm preservation positive]; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Alcohol: Flasks - Animals: Cats - Bill collectors - Charity - Children - Class distinction - Colleges: Campuses, Professors, Students - Conscience - Country clubs - Crime: Theft - Drawings: Caricatures, Illustrations - Expectations - Extravagance - Fences - Flowers - Food: Canned soup (Campbell’s), Poultry - Friendship - Gifts - Grocery stores: Deliveries, Delivery boys, Meat counters - Handwriting - Illness - Inferiority - Jealousy - Kitchens: Preparation, Stoves - Letters (Typed) - Libraries (Public) - Magazines - Manners - Medical: Doctors - Money: Coin, Currency - Neighbors - Notes - Poverty - Religion: Ministers, Prayers - Shame - Shoes - Spite - Street scenes - Superiority - Tobacco: Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes - Transportation: Automobiles - Weather: Rain

Listing updated: 26 February 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Everson-American p. 134 : Documentary-Slide : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb; Website-NFPF.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc; DVD.

 
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