The Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

Director: Tom Terriss

Year: 1919

Plot: Emily Cottrell, one of the most respected members of a large gang of crooks headed by Fraser Grimstead, is caught while robbing the home of wealthy David Parrish. Emily accepts David's offer of a home and a chance to go straight, but Grimstead is unwilling to lose her, and he insists that she help him steal the famous diamond collar, The Tower of Jewels, which is in David's possession. When Emily refuses, Grimstead threatens to expose her past to Wayne Parrish, her benefactor's son with whom she is in love. Grimstead and the gang surround the Parrish home, then Wayne's cousin removes the jewel case to throw suspicion on her rival for Wayne's affections. Emily's innocence is established later, and her reputation is further cleared by Grimstead, who is shot by the police. With his dying breath, Grimstead describes Emily's gentle birth and states that she is fit to marry Wayne.—Pamela Short
Original Title: The Tower of Jewels
Director: Tom Terriss
Writer: Lucien Hubbard
Type: movie
Year: 1919
Genres: Crime, Drama
Cast: Corinne Griffith , Webster Campbell , Henry Stephenson , Maurice Costello , Charles Halton , Estelle Taylor , Edward Elkas , Charles Craig
Runtimes: 50
Countries: United States
Languages: None
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: Dec 1919 (USA)
Production Companies: Vitagraph Company of America
Distributors: Vitagraph Company of America
Cinematographer: Tom Malloy
Editor: George Randolph Chester , Lillian Christy Chester