What's Your Reputation Worth? (1921)

Melodrama | March 1921

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HISTORY

What's Your Reputation Worth? was director Webster Campbell's first feature film.The 5 Feb 1921 Exhibitors Herald reported that Campbell had begun shooting Corinne Griffith's latest picture, then titled The Correspondent, at Vitagraph's Brooklyn, NY, studios. Outdoor scenes were scheduled to be filmed in Saugerties, NY.
       Reviews were generally positive. The 16 Apr 1921 Moving Picture World stated, "The theme is a bit daring, but the moral is sound and clearly pointed out, though the demand for a happy ending somewhat weakens the lesson," and "[Corrine Griffiths's] sincerity gives plausibility to a tale which might easily have been made too ... More Less

What's Your Reputation Worth? was director Webster Campbell's first feature film.The 5 Feb 1921 Exhibitors Herald reported that Campbell had begun shooting Corinne Griffith's latest picture, then titled The Correspondent, at Vitagraph's Brooklyn, NY, studios. Outdoor scenes were scheduled to be filmed in Saugerties, NY.
       Reviews were generally positive. The 16 Apr 1921 Moving Picture World stated, "The theme is a bit daring, but the moral is sound and clearly pointed out, though the demand for a happy ending somewhat weakens the lesson," and "[Corrine Griffiths's] sincerity gives plausibility to a tale which might easily have been made too fantastical." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
5 Feb 1921
p. 74.
Exhibitors Herald
16 Apr 1921
p. 73.
Moving Picture World
16 Apr 1921
p. 759.
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
From the novelette, The Correspondent, by Heliodore Tenno (1920, publisher unknown).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Correspondent
Release Date:
March 1921
Production Date:
January--February 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
11 April 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16380
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When railroad executive Anthony Blake plans to provide his discontented wife with the evidence she wants for a divorce, he asks his confidential secretary, Cara Deene, who secretly loves him, to accompany him to a farm he owns. There, they live separately, and he pays her to act as his companion. All goes well until Mrs. Blake accuses Cara of being in love with her husband. Believing that Anthony and his wife have reconciled, Cara leaves, but later, in financial straits, seeks his aid. When Anthony's wife dies and he realizes Cara's loyalty because she never cashed his checks, he searches for, and then unites, with ... +


When railroad executive Anthony Blake plans to provide his discontented wife with the evidence she wants for a divorce, he asks his confidential secretary, Cara Deene, who secretly loves him, to accompany him to a farm he owns. There, they live separately, and he pays her to act as his companion. All goes well until Mrs. Blake accuses Cara of being in love with her husband. Believing that Anthony and his wife have reconciled, Cara leaves, but later, in financial straits, seeks his aid. When Anthony's wife dies and he realizes Cara's loyalty because she never cashed his checks, he searches for, and then unites, with her. +

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Sub-genre:
Domestic


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