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MPN lists Harry Revier as the co-director, while Wid's calls him the technical supervisor and Var says that "Burton L. King directed the picture under the supervision of Harry ... More Less

MPN lists Harry Revier as the co-director, while Wid's calls him the technical supervisor and Var says that "Burton L. King directed the picture under the supervision of Harry Revier." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jul 16
p. 155, 158
MPN
15 Jul 16
p. 274.
MPW
15 Jul 16
p. 471, 536
Variety
12 Feb 16
p. 976.
Wid's
20 Jul 16
p. 728.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Popular Plays and Players, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8639
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ralph Courtland and Pierre Felix make a $25,000 bet: Pierre contends that he can turn any peasant woman into a socialite in three months, while Ralph maintains that it takes years of breeding to produce a real "lady." They choose Bianca, an organ grinder's assistant, as their test case, and, under Pierre's guidance, she becomes an overnight society sensation. Ralph soon falls in love with Bianca, while Pierre keeps badgering him to pay off on the wager. As a result, Ralph appears to be financially ruined, until Bianca reveals that she is actually the daughter of the King of Montenaro, and had run away and disguised herself to avoid a marriage to the Grand Duke Serdian. Now Pierre has lost the bet, and, infuriated, kidnaps Bianca and tries to take her back to the Grand Duke. Ralph rescues Bianca, however, and marries her immediately, thus ending the Grand Duke's claim to ... +


Ralph Courtland and Pierre Felix make a $25,000 bet: Pierre contends that he can turn any peasant woman into a socialite in three months, while Ralph maintains that it takes years of breeding to produce a real "lady." They choose Bianca, an organ grinder's assistant, as their test case, and, under Pierre's guidance, she becomes an overnight society sensation. Ralph soon falls in love with Bianca, while Pierre keeps badgering him to pay off on the wager. As a result, Ralph appears to be financially ruined, until Bianca reveals that she is actually the daughter of the King of Montenaro, and had run away and disguised herself to avoid a marriage to the Grand Duke Serdian. Now Pierre has lost the bet, and, infuriated, kidnaps Bianca and tries to take her back to the Grand Duke. Ralph rescues Bianca, however, and marries her immediately, thus ending the Grand Duke's claim to her. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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