The Silver Lining (1921 film)

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The Silver Lining
Directed by Roland West
Produced by Roland West
Written by D.J. Buchanan
Charles H. Smith
Roland West
Starring Coit Albertson
Jewel Carmen
Cinematography Edward Wynard
Frank Zucker
Distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) January 1921
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Silver Lining is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Roland West.[1] Its survival status is classified as unknown,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.[1]


While discussing heredity, a man recalls the story of two orphan girls to a pair of cohorts at a ball. Angel (Carmen) is adopted by crooks who teach her to steal, while Evelyn (Valli) is the criminally inclined girl adopted by a wealthy family. When Angel steals a watch from a passenger on the train, the man refuses to press charges and enlists her help in his confidence scheme in Havana. Evelyn is engaged to marry the promising author Robert Ellington (Austin), but after a quarrel, the writer goes to Havana and meets and falls for Angel. Ellington is scheduled to leave on a ship but gives his ticket to Johnson (Albertson), the secret agent and con man. Angel watches tearfully as the boat pulls away before Ellington reveals he loves her, and the two are left in happiness. The film ends as the story teller turning and pointing out the couple dancing at the ball.[2]



  1. ^ a b c SilentEra entry
  2. ^ The film is summarized in "The Silver Lining: Interesting Theme and Novel Points Make This Good Entertainment". Film Daily (New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc.) 15 (48): 13. Feb 20, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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