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The title of the original scenario was "Body or ... More Less

The title of the original scenario was "Body or Soul." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
23 Sep 16
p. 738.
MPN
23 Sep 16
p. 1889.
MPW
23 Sep 16
p. 1958.
NYDM
6 Jan 17
p. 113.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 34.
Wid's
21 Sep 16
p. 975.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 September 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Oliver Morosco Photoplay Co.
Copyright Date:
23 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9008
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

With her late husband's legacy dwindling, Mrs. Coleman decides that her daughter Dorothy and her stepdaughter Edna must marry wealthy men. Refusing to trade her beauty for a rich husband, however, Edna purposely disfigures herself with acid. For ruining much of Mrs. Coleman's master plan, the family ostracizes Edna, who watches as her stepmother snares the wealthy poet, Marcus Auriel, for Dorothy. Edna, who has always loved Marcus, gets a job as his secretary, and then exposes Dorothy and Mrs. Coleman as matrimonial cutthroats. Impressed by her concern, Marcus asks Edna to marry him despite her scars. Then, on the wedding day, Edna appears as she did before her "disfigurement," and discloses that the acid had not been real, and that her "scars" were the product of grease ... +


With her late husband's legacy dwindling, Mrs. Coleman decides that her daughter Dorothy and her stepdaughter Edna must marry wealthy men. Refusing to trade her beauty for a rich husband, however, Edna purposely disfigures herself with acid. For ruining much of Mrs. Coleman's master plan, the family ostracizes Edna, who watches as her stepmother snares the wealthy poet, Marcus Auriel, for Dorothy. Edna, who has always loved Marcus, gets a job as his secretary, and then exposes Dorothy and Mrs. Coleman as matrimonial cutthroats. Impressed by her concern, Marcus asks Edna to marry him despite her scars. Then, on the wedding day, Edna appears as she did before her "disfigurement," and discloses that the acid had not been real, and that her "scars" were the product of grease paint. +

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Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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