~Idols of Clay~
1920
~Mae Murray~
~Plot Synopsis~
Faith Merrill lives in the South Seas where she has been reared by her father Jim, a pearl-smuggling
recluse who has kept his daughter completely innocent of the ways of the world. One day Faith finds
Dion Holme, a sculptor who left England after a devastating love affair with Lady Cray, adrift on the
beach, and brings him home. Under Faith's influence, Dion is regenerated; he begins sculpting again
and returns to England, unaware of the girl's love for him. Upon her father's death, Faith follows
Dion to London where he has become a famous sculptor. Lady Cray, jealous of Faith's youth and
beauty, conceives a plan to destroy the girl by introducing her to a life of dissipation and drug use.
Lady Cray's scheme works when at a banquet, Faith performs a risqué drug-induced dance that
repulses Dion. After Lady Cray commits suicide, Faith, fearful that she will be suspected of murder,
flees to the Limehouse District where she takes refuge in an opium den. Meanwhile, Dion,
discovering that he loves the girl, rescues her, and they return together to the paradise of the South
Seas.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice

Written by: Ouida Bergère screenplay & story
~Cast~

Mae Murray ...  Faith Merrill
David Powell ...  Dion Holme
Dorothy Cumming ...  Lady Cray
George Fawcett ...  Jim Merrill
Leslie King ...  Blinky
Richard Wangermann ...  Old Master
Claude King ...  Dr. Herbert
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
A George Fitzmaurice Production
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Arthur C. Miller
Director Trainee: Penrhyn Stanlaws
Presenter: Adolph Zukor

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: November 20, 1920