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The working title of this film was The Woman of It ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Woman of It . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Jun 16
p. 1333.
MPN
17 Jun 16
p. 3765.
MPW
10 Jun 16
p. 1844.
MPW
30 Mar 16
p. 472.
NYDM
10 Jun 16
p. 28.
Variety
16 Jun 16
p. 26.
Wid's
1 Jun 16
p. 619.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Woman of It
Release Date:
5 June 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8344
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Richard Barton's health fails, his wife Helen, desperate for money to pay the medical bills, agrees to spend the night with the wealthy Howard Barton, without knowing that he is Richard's long-absent brother. However, after she tells Howard that she is selling herself in order to help her husband, he calls off the rendezvous and sends her home with enough money to pay for Richard's convalescence. Then, when the brothers are reunited, Howard and Helen are shocked to see each other and to discover that they are in-laws. Richard hears them talking about their first meeting and, assuming that they slept together, throws Helen out of the house. She becomes an actress and soon stars in a play that precisely matches the situation of the real life triangle of Howard, Richard and herself. Seeing the play makes Richard realize his mistake, and also prompts him into reconciling with ... +


When Richard Barton's health fails, his wife Helen, desperate for money to pay the medical bills, agrees to spend the night with the wealthy Howard Barton, without knowing that he is Richard's long-absent brother. However, after she tells Howard that she is selling herself in order to help her husband, he calls off the rendezvous and sends her home with enough money to pay for Richard's convalescence. Then, when the brothers are reunited, Howard and Helen are shocked to see each other and to discover that they are in-laws. Richard hears them talking about their first meeting and, assuming that they slept together, throws Helen out of the house. She becomes an actress and soon stars in a play that precisely matches the situation of the real life triangle of Howard, Richard and herself. Seeing the play makes Richard realize his mistake, and also prompts him into reconciling with Helen. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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