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A Daughter of Two Worlds

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Directed by  James Young
Cinematography  David Abel
Director  James Young
Starring  Norma Talmadge
Initial release  5 January 1920 (USA)
Story by  Leroy Scott
A Daughter of Two Worlds
Produced by  Joseph Schenck Norma Talmadge
Written by  James L. Young Edmund Goulding
Based on  A Daughter of Two Worlds by Leroy Scott
Production company  Norma Talmadge Film Corporation
Cast  Norma Talmadge, Frank Sheridan, Winifred Harris
Screenplay  James Young, Edmund Goulding
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A Daughter of Two Worlds is a surviving 1920 silent film adventure drama directed by James Young and starring Norma Talmadge, Jack Crosby, and Virginia Lee.



As described in a film magazine, Jennie Malone (Talmadge), daughter of prominent underworld figure Black Jerry Malone (Sheridan), is arrested for forgery. A friend of her father's pays her bail, and she is sent to boarding school, jumping the bail. There she is educated and becomes a lady. At the home of her friend Sue Harrison (Lee), a daughter of wealth, she meets and falls in love with Kenneth Harrison (Cosby), and they become engaged. Then Harry Edwards (Rooney), an acquaintance and would be sweetheart of her former world, appears and urges her to return to his element. Slim Jackson (Shea), a dancer, to shield whom Jennie had shouldered the charge of forgery, seeks to collect money from her on threat of exposure. Her father thrashes the young man and bids him to leave her alone. A detective is murdered and Harry Edwards is convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. Jennie alone can save him by telling the truth that he was with her when the shot was fired. She confesses the truth to the Harrisons and saves Edwards, and then returns to her father's house to live. It is at this point the happy ending comes with the Harrisons reaching through the social barrier between them.


  • Norma Talmadge as Jennie Malone
  • Jack Crosby as Kenneth Harrison
  • Virginia Lee as Sue Harrison
  • William Shea as Slim Jackson
  • Frank Sheridan as Black Jerry Malone
  • Joseph W. Smiley as Sam Conway
  • Gilbert Rooney as Harry Edwards
  • Charles Slattery as Sergeant Casey
  • E. J. Ratcliffe as John Harrison
  • Winifred Harris as Mrs. Harrison
  • Millicent Martin as Gloria Raymon
  • Ned Burton as Uncle George
  • Preservation status

  • Prints are housed at the Library of Congress and UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  • References

    A Daughter of Two Worlds Wikipedia

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