Twelve Miles Out


1h 25m 1927

Brief Synopsis

Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she tries to turn him in, he kidnaps her and her fiance John. Jane, now in love with Jerry, must watch as Jerry and Red shoot it out on board Jerry's boat.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Crime
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Jul 9, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Twelve Miles Out by William Anthony McGuire (New York, 16 Nov 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,899ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Jerry Fay and Red McCue, friendly rivals, after encounters in various parts of the world, meet in New York as rival bootleggers. Jerry, being pursued by the Coast Guard, finds refuge in a seashore house, and when Jane and her fiancé threaten to inform the authorities, he takes them aboard his boat. Red, posing as a revenue agent, hijacks the boat with his gang and makes advances to Jane. Following a drinking match, there is a fight between Jerry and Red over the girl. Jerry ultimately surrenders the boat to the Coast Guard in order to protect Jane; and when wounded, he finds solace in her arms.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adventure
Crime
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Jul 9, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Twelve Miles Out by William Anthony McGuire (New York, 16 Nov 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,899ft (8 reels)

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Trivia

Betty Compson originally played the second lead, but after several trial runs, it was decided that the film was to dark. Her dramatic part was cut and replaced by lighter fare featuring Dorothy Sebastian and Paulette Duval.