Proxies (film)

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Directed byGeorge D. Baker
Produced byCosmopolitan Productions
Written byFrank R. Adams (story)
George D. Baker
StarringNorman Kerry
CinematographyHarold Wenstrom
Edited byCharles J. Hunt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 1921 (1921-05-01)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Proxies is a 1921 American silent drama film feature produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by George D. Baker and starred Norman Kerry.


As described in a film publication summary,[1] Carlotta Darley (Dean) is engaged to Homer Carleton (Crosby), but regrets that Homer is not as tall and handsome as the butler Peter (Kerry). Her father Christopher Darley (Tooker) was aware that Peter was a former crook but believes that he has reformed. Clare Conway (Keefe), the household maid, is in love with Peter and jealous of Carlotta's admiration of him. A reception is in progress when John Stover (Everton) arrives with a paper that will bring about the Darleys' financial ruin. Peter arranges to have John brought into the reception room, then holds up the guests to secure the paper and save his employer. Peter and Clare then escape together.


  • Norman Kerry as Peter Mendoza
  • Zena Keefe as Clare Conway
  • Raye Dean as Carlotta Darley
  • Jack Crosby as Homer Carleton
  • Paul Everton as John Stover
  • William H. Tooker as Christopher Darley
  • Mrs. Schaffer as Mrs. Darley
  • Robert Broderick as Detective Linton

Preservation status[edit]

A copy of Proxies is preserved at the Library of Congress.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Proxies: Program Offering that Is Mildly Entertaining". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (17): 10. Apr 17, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection And The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, published by The American Film Institute, p. 146, c. 1978
  3. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Proxies

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