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DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Nov 16
p. 1042.
MPN
4 Nov 16
p. 2867.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 689.
New York Times
23 Oct 16
p. 10.
NYDM
7 Oct 16
p. 134.
Variety
27 Oct 16
p. 27.
Wid's
26 Oct 16
p. 1058.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
19 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9360
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Circus proprietor Pop Blodgett rigidly controls Hope's life, and advertises his star dancer as "The Rainbow Princess." Then, Pop devises a plan to cash in on more than Hope's dancing skill: he tells the wealthy Judge Daingerfield that Hope is the long-lost granddaughter whom he has tried to locate for years. A thankful judge then pays Pop a large fee for having acted as Hope's guardian, but Pop, not content with the amount, makes plans to rob the judge. During the heist, however, Pop is shot, and before he dies he confesses that he forced Hope to play the role of the judge's granddaughter. The judge has grown fond of Hope, however, and, determined to keep her in the family, convinces his adopted son, Warren Reynolds, to marry ... +


Circus proprietor Pop Blodgett rigidly controls Hope's life, and advertises his star dancer as "The Rainbow Princess." Then, Pop devises a plan to cash in on more than Hope's dancing skill: he tells the wealthy Judge Daingerfield that Hope is the long-lost granddaughter whom he has tried to locate for years. A thankful judge then pays Pop a large fee for having acted as Hope's guardian, but Pop, not content with the amount, makes plans to rob the judge. During the heist, however, Pop is shot, and before he dies he confesses that he forced Hope to play the role of the judge's granddaughter. The judge has grown fond of Hope, however, and, determined to keep her in the family, convinces his adopted son, Warren Reynolds, to marry her. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Carnival/Circus


Subject

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

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