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According to a news item in Var 27 Apr 1917 director Edmund Lawrence walked out in the middle of the production of this film because he resented the suggestions of director-in-chief William A. Brady, the president of World Film Corp. The Var news item stated that Brady would complete the direction of the film. In the World Film News publicity material included in the copyright descriptions, George Cowl is listed as director, but Brady is credited with "personally" directing the film's big scenes. All of the reviews for the film credit Brady as the sole director. Included in the film are views of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, ... More Less

According to a news item in Var 27 Apr 1917 director Edmund Lawrence walked out in the middle of the production of this film because he resented the suggestions of director-in-chief William A. Brady, the president of World Film Corp. The Var news item stated that Brady would complete the direction of the film. In the World Film News publicity material included in the copyright descriptions, George Cowl is listed as director, but Brady is credited with "personally" directing the film's big scenes. All of the reviews for the film credit Brady as the sole director. Included in the film are views of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jul 17
p. 415.
Motog
21 Jul 17
p. 159.
MPN
21 Jul 17
p. 432.
MPW
9 Jun 17
p. 1621.
NYDM
14 Jul 17
p. 16.
Variety
27 Apr 17
p. 25.
Variety
6 Jul 17
p. 23
Wid's
19 Jul 17
p. 457.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 July 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11082
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although she is desired by many men, musical comedy star Juliette La Monde remains faithful to Morgan Grant, whose wife leaves him. When Juliette's mother becomes seriously ill, Juliette tries to visit, but her stepfather, Robert Nicholson, who despises Juliette for disgracing the family, turns her away. After his wife dies, Nicholson takes his seven-year-old daughter Francine to England. Ten years later, Grant is growing tired of living with Juliette. After Nicholson dies of a stroke, Francine goes to live with Juliette, who asks Grant to leave her home. When Juliette shows a motherly concern that Francine smokes and drinks with her friends, Francine learns of Juliette's past and condemns her. After Grant tries to lure Francine, who is infatuated with him, to his house, Juliette goes instead and tries to get him to marry Francine. When Grant refuses, she shoots him during a struggle. Before he dies, Grant realizes his love for Juliette and writes a suicide note to protect her. After Francine marries a doctor's son, Juliette becomes a Red Cross nurse in France and saves Grant's widow, before dying ... +


Although she is desired by many men, musical comedy star Juliette La Monde remains faithful to Morgan Grant, whose wife leaves him. When Juliette's mother becomes seriously ill, Juliette tries to visit, but her stepfather, Robert Nicholson, who despises Juliette for disgracing the family, turns her away. After his wife dies, Nicholson takes his seven-year-old daughter Francine to England. Ten years later, Grant is growing tired of living with Juliette. After Nicholson dies of a stroke, Francine goes to live with Juliette, who asks Grant to leave her home. When Juliette shows a motherly concern that Francine smokes and drinks with her friends, Francine learns of Juliette's past and condemns her. After Grant tries to lure Francine, who is infatuated with him, to his house, Juliette goes instead and tries to get him to marry Francine. When Grant refuses, she shoots him during a struggle. Before he dies, Grant realizes his love for Juliette and writes a suicide note to protect her. After Francine marries a doctor's son, Juliette becomes a Red Cross nurse in France and saves Grant's widow, before dying herself. +

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