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DATE
PAGE
Motog
27 May 16
p. 1223.
MPN
27 May 16
p. 3264.
MPW
27 May 16
p. 1531.
MPW
24 Aug 16
p. 810.
New York Times
15 May 16
p. 7.
NYDM
20 May 16
p. 33.
Variety
19 May 16
p. 19.
Wid's
18 May 16
p. 581.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 May 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Delighted at having secured a title for her daughter Helen by arranging a marriage with Count Bernard d'Montaigne, Mrs. Badgley implores John Armstrong, a minister, to announce the wedding from his pulpit. Instead, however, John asks Belle, a prostitute, to come to the service, and during his sermon he points her out and says that she is no worse than Helen, who is marrying for social status rather than love. After the sermon, an angry Mr. Badgley calls off the royal wedding, prompting the count to assault the minister. Then, when Helen hears that John is injured, she rushes to him, and they realize instantly that they are in ... +


Delighted at having secured a title for her daughter Helen by arranging a marriage with Count Bernard d'Montaigne, Mrs. Badgley implores John Armstrong, a minister, to announce the wedding from his pulpit. Instead, however, John asks Belle, a prostitute, to come to the service, and during his sermon he points her out and says that she is no worse than Helen, who is marrying for social status rather than love. After the sermon, an angry Mr. Badgley calls off the royal wedding, prompting the count to assault the minister. Then, when Helen hears that John is injured, she rushes to him, and they realize instantly that they are in love. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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