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This film was also called Every Pearl a Tear and Each Hour a Pearl . The working title of the film was Pearls of Great Price ... More Less

This film was also called Every Pearl a Tear and Each Hour a Pearl . The working title of the film was Pearls of Great Price . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
16 Sep 16
p. 671.
MPN
16 Sep 16
p. 1721.
MPW
16 Sep 16
p. 1822.
New York Times
4 Sep 16
p. 5.
NYDM
10 Jun 16
p. 30.
Variety
8 Sep 16
p. 21.
Wid's
7 Sep 16
p. 839.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Each Hour a Pearl
Pearls of Great Price
Every Pearl a Tear
Release Date:
31 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
23 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8981
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lorillard, an unscrupulous stockbroker, starts making advances toward Diane Winston immediately after her father Roger introduces them, but Diane is already in love with John Clarke, Lorillard's secretary. Lorillard lends Diane a string of pearls, which Roger returns, but then Lorillard claims that he never received the necklace. Roger dies of shock upon hearing the news, then Diane volunteers to work for Lorillard in order to pay her debt. Meanwhile, John decides to raise the money by making a killing on the stock market, but Lorillard, mustering all of his financial force, sets out to ruin him. Just as John is about to lose everything, Diane finds the pearls in Lorillard's office, sells them and gives the money to John, who uses it to topple Lorillard's financial empire. Their future now secure, Diane and John make plans for their ... +


Lorillard, an unscrupulous stockbroker, starts making advances toward Diane Winston immediately after her father Roger introduces them, but Diane is already in love with John Clarke, Lorillard's secretary. Lorillard lends Diane a string of pearls, which Roger returns, but then Lorillard claims that he never received the necklace. Roger dies of shock upon hearing the news, then Diane volunteers to work for Lorillard in order to pay her debt. Meanwhile, John decides to raise the money by making a killing on the stock market, but Lorillard, mustering all of his financial force, sets out to ruin him. Just as John is about to lose everything, Diane finds the pearls in Lorillard's office, sells them and gives the money to John, who uses it to topple Lorillard's financial empire. Their future now secure, Diane and John make plans for their marriage. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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