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DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Dec 16
p. 60.
Motog
16 Dec 16
p. 1348.
MPN
9 Dec 16
p. 3671.
MPW
11 Mar 16
p. 24.
MPW
9 Dec 16
p. 1509.
New York Times
27 Nov 16
p. 9.
NYDM
9 Dec 16
p. 27.
Wid's
30 Nov 16
p. 1140.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
25 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9601
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Effie Marchand is exiled to boarding school when she refuses to marry a man she has never met, but who has been picked out by her mother. Then, when sculpting teacher Jules Gerard asks her to pose for him, an always impulsive Effie quickly consents. During one of the modeling sessions, however, Jules tries to seduce her, and Effie is saved only when Al Tournay, a visitor to the studio, fights off the sculptor. Later, when Jules' latest nude statue looks just like Effie, who really only posed for the head, an outraged principal expels her. Effie then begins a romance with Al, and when they get married, Effie's mother takes the wedding as just one more sign of her daughter's impulsiveness. Mrs. Marchand soon finds out, however, that her new son-in-law is the man she had chosen for Effie long before, and so mother and daughter are quickly ... +


Effie Marchand is exiled to boarding school when she refuses to marry a man she has never met, but who has been picked out by her mother. Then, when sculpting teacher Jules Gerard asks her to pose for him, an always impulsive Effie quickly consents. During one of the modeling sessions, however, Jules tries to seduce her, and Effie is saved only when Al Tournay, a visitor to the studio, fights off the sculptor. Later, when Jules' latest nude statue looks just like Effie, who really only posed for the head, an outraged principal expels her. Effie then begins a romance with Al, and when they get married, Effie's mother takes the wedding as just one more sign of her daughter's impulsiveness. Mrs. Marchand soon finds out, however, that her new son-in-law is the man she had chosen for Effie long before, and so mother and daughter are quickly reconciled. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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