~The Ace Of Hearts~
1921
~Promotional photograph from The California Theater
promoting the screening of "The Ace of Hearts," the week of
October 16, 1921~
~Plot Synopsis~
Based on a story by Gouverneur Morris, this drama involves a group of terrorists whose motive
is to do away with capitalists of their choosing. To pick the assassin for their latest mark, they
draw cards, and a pretty female member, Lillith (Leatrice Joy), offers to marry the man chosen.
Forrest, a waiter (John Bowers), is the one picked and after he and Lillith wed, he sets out to
plant a bomb under his mark's favorite table at the restaurant. But when he realizes that the
explosion will also kill a honeymooning couple at a nearby table, he can't go through with the
killing. In spite of Forrest's seeming cowardice, Lillith learns to love him, and although the
heads of the terrorist group sentence him to death, they are the ones who die instead.
Although the Goldwyn studios put together a great cast for this film -- in addition to Joy and
Bowers, it included Lon Chaney and Raymond Hatton -- its characters were not sympathetic
and it was not well-received

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Written by:
Gouverneur Morris - story
Ruth Wightman - scenario
~Cast~

Lon Chaney ...  Mr. Farallone
Leatrice Joy ...  Lilith
John Bowers ...  Mr. Forrest
Hardee Kirkland ...  Mr. Morgridge, the Society Leader
Raymond Hatton ...  The Menace
Edwin Wallock ...  Chemist (as Edwin N. Wallock)
Roy Laidlaw ...  Doorkeeper
Cullen Landis ...  Young Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Produced by: Samuel Goldwyn
Cinematography by: Don Short
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons
Assistant Director: A. Channing Edington

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 75 Minutes
Release: September 17, 1921
Filmed on Location in Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA