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~Three Hours~
1927
~John Bowers & Corinne Griffith~
~Plot Synopsis~
Madeline Durkin, formerly married to one of San Francisco's wealthiest men, is reduced to poverty
and longs to see her baby. She resorts to begging on the street. Young James Finlay is about to give
her some money when a distraction enables her to steal his wallet and escape. He traces her to a
shop where she arrays herself in fine attire, but Finlay takes her in a taxi to the police station; she
begs for 3 hours' reprieve, and he agrees. She goes with him to his apartment, and in flashback her
story is revealed: She has been accused of having an affair with a man named Wainwright, and in a
divorce action she loses custody of her child; she is permitted to see the child once, this very evening.
Finlay goes with her to the home of her husband, where she finds the child dead. She finds
consolation in the love of Finlay.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: James Flood

Written by: Paul Bern

Based on the short story "Purple and Fine Linen" by May Edginton in
Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (New York, 1940).
~Cast~

Corinne Griffith ...Madeline Durkin
John Bowers ...James Finlay
Hobart Bosworth ...Jonathan Durkin
Paul Ellis ...Gilbert Wainwright
Anne Schaefer ...The Governess
Mary Louise Miller ...Baby Durkin
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Corinne Griffith Productions

Distribution Company: First National Pictures

Producer: E.M. Asher
Executive Producer:
Corinne Griffith
Cinematography by: Harry Jackson

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: March 5, 1927
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