Above Caption Reads: Pretty Joan Crawford, from San Antonio Texas, is an expert swimmer and dancer.
"Twelve Miles Out" 1927
Cast: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Joan Crawford (as Jane), Eileen Percy, Paulette Duval, Dorothy Sebastian, Gwen Lee, Edward
Earle, Bert Roach, Tom O'Brien
Jerry (John Gilbert) and Red (Ernest Torrence) are fierce rivals in their love for the ladies, diamond and gun smuggling and booze running during the strict prohibition days. When Jerry (John Gilbert) takes Jane's (Joan) home as a hideout, Jane (Joan) threatens to turn him into the police, he kidnaps her and her fiancee, John (Edward Earle) and holds them on his boat. Now in love with the bad boy, Jerry (John Gilbert), Jane must watch as the long time rivals, Jerry (John Gilbert) and Red (Ernest Torrence) shoot it out once and for all.
Shot in thirty-nine days at a cost of $462,000, the profit was a small, but a respectable, $125,000. There are approximately
twenty minutes lost from the version of this film we see today, so it is a little choppy in some spots. However, the remaining
62 minutes cut from the original 85 minute version is worth seeing, if only to witness a good example of early silent Hollywood
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Mae Tinee of the Chicago Tribune had this to say, "Joan Crawford's Jane is a character played with charm, force and restraint."
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