The Adventure Shop (1918)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Newspaper cartoonist Bud Fisher penned the exotically titled short story The Green Gullabaloo, which was committed to film in 1918 (for 1919 release) under the title The Adventure Shop. Corrine Griffith, the "orchid lady" of the silent screen, stars in this 5 reel programmer, filmed at Vitagraph's Flatbush studios (later the home of Warner Bros' Vitaphone corporation.) Griffith plays a society girl who, looking for thrills, poses as a tough "underworld" character. She is rescued by her wealthy husband Walter McGrail, who proves he's not the tea-and-crumpets type she'd assumed him to be. The film is carried primarily by the charm of Corinne Griffith, but that, after all, was why Vitagraph was paying her $3000 per week. The screenplay for The Adventure Shop is credited to George W. Plympton, later a prolific writer of serials.

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damsel-in-distress, underworld