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This film was re-released on 20 Jul ... More Less

This film was re-released on 20 Jul 1919. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
1 Jul 16
p. 42.
MPN
1 Jul 16
p. 4079.
MPW
1 Jul 16
p. 105.
NYDM
29 Apr 16
p. 31.
Variety
16 Jun 16
p. 23.
Wid's
22 Jun 16
p. 669.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 June 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
27 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8371
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hearing that Dick, her fiancé and the father of her unborn child, has died while prospecting, Millicent tries to drown herself. Piffle the Clown, in love with Millicent, saves her and proposes marriage to give the child a father. Millicent accepts, but after the marriage Dick reappears. Learning that Millicent has married, Dick does not pursue her but instead concentrates on selling shares in his mine. When the mine becomes a bonanza, Dick tries to buy back all the shares, but one man will not sell: Piffle, who has become a successful banker. Going to Piffle's house to make a deal, Dick meets Millicent and hears the story of her marriage. From another room Piffle witnesses the reunion and decides to leave his wife and return to the circus so that Millicent and Dick can be ... +


Hearing that Dick, her fiancé and the father of her unborn child, has died while prospecting, Millicent tries to drown herself. Piffle the Clown, in love with Millicent, saves her and proposes marriage to give the child a father. Millicent accepts, but after the marriage Dick reappears. Learning that Millicent has married, Dick does not pursue her but instead concentrates on selling shares in his mine. When the mine becomes a bonanza, Dick tries to buy back all the shares, but one man will not sell: Piffle, who has become a successful banker. Going to Piffle's house to make a deal, Dick meets Millicent and hears the story of her marriage. From another room Piffle witnesses the reunion and decides to leave his wife and return to the circus so that Millicent and Dick can be together. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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