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This production was filmed at the Empire All Star Corp. studios in Glendale, Long ... More Less

This production was filmed at the Empire All Star Corp. studios in Glendale, Long Island. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Dec 17
p. 297.
Motog
22 Dec 17
p. 1306.
MPW
1 Sep 17
p. 1361.
MPW
14 Feb 20
following p. 1011.
MPW
8 Dec 17
p. 1483.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 1995.
Variety
7 Dec 17
p. 50.
Wid's
6 Dec 17
p. 776.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 December 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Virginia Lee, a U.S. senator's daughter serving as a Red Cross nurse, treats wounded American soldier David Starr at a French field hospital, her patient falls in love with her. After Starr is wounded a second time, he is sent back to Washington. At a French Embassy ball months later, Starr sees Virginia, but, realizing that a romance between himself and the daughter of a wealthy senator would be socially unacceptable, he goes West. Two years later, Virginia and her father travel West to investigate thievery at the mines. On the night of a Fourth of July celebration, Sheriff Sam Benson and a posse chase the accused thief, called "Lonesome." Though wounded, the thief escapes and takes refuge in a cabin where Virginia is staying. Virginia recognizes the man as Starr and believing that he is innocent, leaves him in the custody of Benson while seeking to obtain his release from Senator Lee. Upon her return, Virginia proves Benson is the thief, then dons her Red Cross uniform and again nurses the wounded ... +


When Virginia Lee, a U.S. senator's daughter serving as a Red Cross nurse, treats wounded American soldier David Starr at a French field hospital, her patient falls in love with her. After Starr is wounded a second time, he is sent back to Washington. At a French Embassy ball months later, Starr sees Virginia, but, realizing that a romance between himself and the daughter of a wealthy senator would be socially unacceptable, he goes West. Two years later, Virginia and her father travel West to investigate thievery at the mines. On the night of a Fourth of July celebration, Sheriff Sam Benson and a posse chase the accused thief, called "Lonesome." Though wounded, the thief escapes and takes refuge in a cabin where Virginia is staying. Virginia recognizes the man as Starr and believing that he is innocent, leaves him in the custody of Benson while seeking to obtain his release from Senator Lee. Upon her return, Virginia proves Benson is the thief, then dons her Red Cross uniform and again nurses the wounded Starr. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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