Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Director: J.A. Barry

Year: 1921

Plot: Society girl Diane Drexel invites her friends to see a screening of Carmen in which they have acted. She then tells the projectionist to show her original film, Stranger Than Fiction . This film then unfolds the following action: When the lights are turned up the guests find they have been robbed by the "Black Heart," head of a notorious gang, who have left their familiar mark. Diane declares that she will not marry her indolent fiancé until he has tracked down the robbers. In the slums, Diane meets The Shadow and through him learns that Dick is endangered; with his help she joins the gang. Following a series of escapes, climaxed by an airplane stunt in which the "Black Heart" is forced to his death, the lights flash on and Diane informs the guests that this is her idea of how motion pictures ought to be made.—Pamela Short
Original Title: Stranger Than Fiction
Director: J.A. Barry
Writer: Albert S. Le Vino , Charles Richman , Ralph Spence
Producer: Katherine MacDonald
Type: movie
Year: 1921
Genres: Action, Drama
Cast: Katherine MacDonald , Dave Winter , Wesley Barry , Wade Boteler , Jean Dumont , Harry O'Connor , Evelyn Burns , Tom McGuire
Runtimes: 60
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: Jun 1921 (USA)
Rating: 5.8
Votes: 19
Year: 1921
Akas: The Love Wager (United States) , Blandt New Yorks Apacher (Denmark)
Production Companies: Katherine MacDonald Pictures
Distributors: Associated First National Pictures
Cinematographer: Joseph Brotherton
Producer: Katherine MacDonald
Art Direction: A. Douda
Editor: Ralph Spence
Assistant Director: James Dugan
Stunt Performer: Frank Clarke