The Prince of Avenue A

The Prince of Avenue A

Contemporary lobby card
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Carl Laemmle
Written by Charles Dazey
Frank Mitchell Dazey
Charles J. Wilson
Starring James J. Corbett
Cinematography John W. Brown
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Release dates
  • January 11, 1920 (1920-01-11)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Prince of Avenue A is a 1920 American drama film directed by John Ford. The film is considered to be lost.[1][2]


As described in a film magazine,[3] Barry O'Connor (Corbett), son of Patrick O'Connor (Cummings), plumber and political power, is called to the residence of William Tompkins (Vroom), Tammany man, whom he is to "put over" in the coming election. Here Barry meets Mary Tompkins (Warren), and mutual admiration results in an invitation to a social affair at the Tompkins home. At the affair Barry's crude ways bring forth criticism and he leaves, offended. His father threatens to withdraw his support of the candidate but later changes his mind. The rupture is later healed when Mary and her father attend a ward ball and Mary leads the grand march with Barry. This begins the romance that culminates in the marriage of Barry and Mary.


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Prince of Avenue A". Retrieved March 1, 2008.
  2. "The Prince of Avenue A". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  3. "Reviews: The Prince of Avenue A". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (5): 64. January 31, 1920.
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