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The Bonded Woman: 1922

The Bonded Woman: 1922

        Now playing at the Granada: Betty Compson in "The Bonded Woman," accompanied by Paul Ash and his Synco-Symphonists, with Wallace at the organ.

San Francisco, 1922. "Foster & Kleiser billboard." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

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Bonded but not Branded

It's odd that an Adolph Zukor film wasn't billed as a Paramount Pictures release, since he was one of the principals of that company. Anyone know why?

[The parent company was The Famous Players-Lasky Corp. East coast productions were made under Zukor's supervision and billed "Adolph Zukor Presents," while those supervised by his partner at the west coast studio, "Jesse L. Lasky Presents." -tterrace]

Betty Compson

She was 25 at the time of this movie, and lived to age 77. From IMDb on The Bonded Woman: "Angela Gaskell travels and sails around the Pacific Ocean to rescue the man she loves, John Somers. Her task takes her from San Francisco bondage-servitude to a dance-hall in Honolulu to a remote South Seas island. She survives a shipwreck along the way."

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