Three Hours

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Three Hours
movie poster
Directed by James Flood
Produced by E.M. Asher
Corinne Griffith
Written by May Edginton (novel)
Paul Bern
Starring Corinne Griffith
John Bowers
Hobart Bosworth
Paul Ellis
Anne Schaefer
Mary Louise Miller
Cinematography Harry Jackson
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • March 5, 1927 (1927-03-05)
Country United States
Language English

Three Hours is a 1927 American drama film based on the 1926 story Purple and Fine Linen by May Edginton. It was directed by James Flood and stars Corinne Griffith, who also served as executive producer.[1]

The plot concerns a woman, Madeline Durkin (Griffith), who has lost all her wealth as well as her young daughter. Taking advantage of a stranger's kindness, she is apprehended for theft but asks for three hours leave to see her dying child.

Filmed in Los Angeles, the story is set in San Francisco. Nine years later, Edginton's story also provided the inspiration for the film Adventure in Manhattan. According to the website, a print of Three Hours survives at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.[2] [3]



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