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MPW lists Marguerite Loveridge's character as Hope Flannigan. According to Motog , Elaine Sterne won a contest to write the scenario for this film. She also won a contest for her scenario for The Sins of the Mothers (see ... More Less

MPW lists Marguerite Loveridge's character as Hope Flannigan. According to Motog , Elaine Sterne won a contest to write the scenario for this film. She also won a contest for her scenario for The Sins of the Mothers (see above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Dec 14
pp. 915-16.
MPN
19 Dec 14
p. 65.
MPN
9 Jan 15
p. 57.
MPW
22 Aug 14
p. 1102.
MPW
26 Dec 14
p. 1843, 1902
Variety
8 Jan 15
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 December 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Waitress Hope Frenchman is adopted by the Alstyne sisters as part of a "Big Sister" program and taken to a summer resort. Wetherill, an inventor who has perfected a formula for a noiseless gunpowder, also has come to the resort with his daughter Irene. Irene's suitor, Van Alstyne, a writer, and the Alstyne sisters' nephew, meanwhile has accepted a job as a waiter at the hotel in the hopes of getting background information for a story. La Belle, a foreign spy, comes to the hotel to get information about the formula from Wetherill with the help of a bogus count, but Hope exposes the count as someone she knew at her restaurant job and foils the plot. Everything ends happily when the various couples involved reconcile their ... +


Waitress Hope Frenchman is adopted by the Alstyne sisters as part of a "Big Sister" program and taken to a summer resort. Wetherill, an inventor who has perfected a formula for a noiseless gunpowder, also has come to the resort with his daughter Irene. Irene's suitor, Van Alstyne, a writer, and the Alstyne sisters' nephew, meanwhile has accepted a job as a waiter at the hotel in the hopes of getting background information for a story. La Belle, a foreign spy, comes to the hotel to get information about the formula from Wetherill with the help of a bogus count, but Hope exposes the count as someone she knew at her restaurant job and foils the plot. Everything ends happily when the various couples involved reconcile their differences. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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