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HISTORY

On 28 Oct 1922, FD announced the film as Virginia Valli's first starring vehicle, and the 4 Nov 1922 Motion Picture News stated that shooting was scheduled to start in three weeks. However, there would be two and half years before its eventual release. Director Hobart Henley and scenario writer A. P. Younger were originally part of the project.
       Onscreen cast credits were verified from a print in the Library and Archives ... More Less

On 28 Oct 1922, FD announced the film as Virginia Valli's first starring vehicle, and the 4 Nov 1922 Motion Picture News stated that shooting was scheduled to start in three weeks. However, there would be two and half years before its eventual release. Director Hobart Henley and scenario writer A. P. Younger were originally part of the project.
       Onscreen cast credits were verified from a print in the Library and Archives Canada. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Jan 1925
p. 50.
Film Daily
28 Oct 1922
p. 2.
Film Daily
25 Jan 1925.
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Motion Picture News
4 Nov 1922
p. 2274.
New York Times
12 May 1925
p. 26.
Variety
13 May 1925
p. 37.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 May 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 January 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21088
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,922
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jane Cornwall, a young heiress, is in love with James Van Clinton and sacrifices her fortune to enable him to perfect an invention he calls "Tele-vision-scope." Jim's invention is successful and he and Jane are married. After 5 years of domestic life, Jim begins to neglect both his business and his wife, directing his attentions toward Helen Newhall, Jane's best friend. Jane learns of Jim's infidelity but does not confront him with her knowledge of it. Jim finds himself in serious financial trouble and again needs Jane's assistance. Jane walks out on him, and he is forced to assume a subordinate position in his own business. Jim then settles down to hard work and is promoted to the head of the firm. He and Jane are later ... +


Jane Cornwall, a young heiress, is in love with James Van Clinton and sacrifices her fortune to enable him to perfect an invention he calls "Tele-vision-scope." Jim's invention is successful and he and Jane are married. After 5 years of domestic life, Jim begins to neglect both his business and his wife, directing his attentions toward Helen Newhall, Jane's best friend. Jane learns of Jim's infidelity but does not confront him with her knowledge of it. Jim finds himself in serious financial trouble and again needs Jane's assistance. Jane walks out on him, and he is forced to assume a subordinate position in his own business. Jim then settles down to hard work and is promoted to the head of the firm. He and Jane are later reconciled. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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