Vintage original 11 x 14 in. U.S. lobby card from the silent film crime drama, DICE OF DESTINY, released in 1920 by Pathe Exchange Inc. and directed by Henry King.
The image features an interior medium shot of Jimmy Doyle (H.B. Warner) tying to dissuade the woman he loves, nurse Nancy Preston (Lillian Rich), from marrying him due to his background as an ex-con. The caption at the bottom reads: Wouldn't you like a home with a husband free of the law? It is unrestored in fine+ condition.
*"Dice of Destiny is a 1920 American silent crime drama film directed by Henry King and starring H. B. Warner, Lillian Rich, and Howard Davies."
*"The working title of this film was Going Straight. Modern sources credit Lewis Milestone as assistant director. Another adaptation of John A. Morosco's novel was made by Hunt Stromberg Productions in 1925 as The People vs. Nancy Preston. That film was directed by Tom Forman and starred Margueritte De La Motte and John Bowers.
Having served his time for a crime he did not commit, ex-convict Jimmy Doyle resolves to go straight because of his love for Nancy Preston. Subsequently, Doyle notifies the man who framed him, Detective James Tierny, that any further false accusations will result in his death. Double-crossed by former pals, Doyle is sent back to prison but escapes in time to rescue Nancy from Dave Monteith, one of the colleagues who betrayed him. Thus, when Monteith is killed by an accomplice, suspicion points to Doyle as the murderer. Desperate, he and Nancy run away to a small town where, because he once studied medicine, he becomes an assistant in his uncle's hospital. Meanwhile, Tierney is closing in on Doyle when he suffers an attack of appendicitis from which only Doyle can save him. Resisting his baser feelings, Doyle performs the operation and saves his foe's life. Later, word arrives that the real murderer has been found, and Tierney gives Doyle and Nancy his blessings."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)
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