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Members of the USC football team were used as extras in this film. According to one publicity article, sets for this film were constructed using photos of actual Vassar dormitories as models. Some scenes were shot in a church in Ontario, ... More Less

Members of the USC football team were used as extras in this film. According to one publicity article, sets for this film were constructed using photos of actual Vassar dormitories as models. Some scenes were shot in a church in Ontario, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
31 Jul 15
p. 214, 233
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 48.
MPN
15 May 15
p. 46.
MPN
6 Jun 14
p. 1458.
MPN
29 May 15
p. 47.
MPN
24 Jul 15
p. 14, 68, 89
MPW
24 Jul 15
p. 669.
MPW
21 Jul 15
p. 900.
Variety
16 Jul 15
p. 18.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 July 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,460
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Doris Willard, the daughter of the village minister, persuades her father to send her to college, but upon arriving with her suitcase full of country clothes, she quickly becomes the object of the other girls' taunts. Snubbed, a depressed Doris writes a love letter to herself, signing it "'Bullet' Dick Ames," the name of a popular college football star. Later she drops the letter on the dormitory porch where it is discovered by Daisy Arnold, the leader of the campus "Beauty Squad." Suspicious, Daisy invites Dick and his sister Eleanor to spend Thanksgiving at the school, but her hopes of humiliating Doris are foiled when Dick, aware of what Doris has done, maintains the ruse. Against Doris' wishes, Dick persists in the deceptions until finally they fall in love with each other. Fearing pity, Doris refuses Dick's marriage proposal; but convinced by Eleanor of his genuine love, she finally ... +


Doris Willard, the daughter of the village minister, persuades her father to send her to college, but upon arriving with her suitcase full of country clothes, she quickly becomes the object of the other girls' taunts. Snubbed, a depressed Doris writes a love letter to herself, signing it "'Bullet' Dick Ames," the name of a popular college football star. Later she drops the letter on the dormitory porch where it is discovered by Daisy Arnold, the leader of the campus "Beauty Squad." Suspicious, Daisy invites Dick and his sister Eleanor to spend Thanksgiving at the school, but her hopes of humiliating Doris are foiled when Dick, aware of what Doris has done, maintains the ruse. Against Doris' wishes, Dick persists in the deceptions until finally they fall in love with each other. Fearing pity, Doris refuses Dick's marriage proposal; but convinced by Eleanor of his genuine love, she finally accepts. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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