Priscilla Dean (standing).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
The Exquisite Thief
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Tod Browning
Cast: Priscilla Dean [Blue Jean Billie], Thurston Hall [Algernon P. Smythe, also known as ‘English Harry’], Milton Ross [Detective Wood], Sam DeGrasse (Sam de Grasse) [Shaver Michael], Jean Calhoun [Muriel Vanderflip]
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Harvey Gates, from the short story “Raggedy Ann” by Charles W. Tyler. Assistant directors, Fred Tyler and K.C. Stewart. Properties by E. Dyer. Cinematography by Alfred Gosden. Presented by R.H. Cochrane. / © 4 April 1919 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP13573]. Released 28 April 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Raggedy Ann. Shooting on the production began on 5 January 1919. Some location cinematography was taken near Big Bear, California.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1224.
Survival status: Print exists [incomplete nitrate positive (reel 2 only)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Chauffeurs - Fights - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives, Policemen - USA: California: Big Bear
Listing updated: 4 March 2018.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1224; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 33; Vermilye-Twenties p. 49 : ClasIm-305 p. 15.
Home video: Blu-ray Disc; DVD.