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The working title of this film was The Magic Life ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Magic Life . More Less

DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Magic Life
Release Date:
30 January 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Productions
Copyright Date:
4 February 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16126
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Pending her engagement to William Chase, a wealthy Londoner, English aristocrat Nancy Abbott visits Canada and there meets Blair Cornwall, a rancher whom she comes to love but for whom she will not accept a life of hardship. On her return voyage, her ship, on which he also sails, is sunk by a mine, and the two save themselves on a piece of wreckage. In a moment of terror she swears her love, but when a ship is sighted she requests that she be rescued alone, and Blair conceals himself. Before her marriage to Chase, Nancy reencounters Blair, who is using an assumed name, and at her wedding she collapses at the altar, declaring that she loves another man. Just before his departure for Australia, she and Blair are ... +


Pending her engagement to William Chase, a wealthy Londoner, English aristocrat Nancy Abbott visits Canada and there meets Blair Cornwall, a rancher whom she comes to love but for whom she will not accept a life of hardship. On her return voyage, her ship, on which he also sails, is sunk by a mine, and the two save themselves on a piece of wreckage. In a moment of terror she swears her love, but when a ship is sighted she requests that she be rescued alone, and Blair conceals himself. Before her marriage to Chase, Nancy reencounters Blair, who is using an assumed name, and at her wedding she collapses at the altar, declaring that she loves another man. Just before his departure for Australia, she and Blair are reunited. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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