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Release dates vary for this film, from 12 Nov to 1 Dec ... More Less

Release dates vary for this film, from 12 Nov to 1 Dec 1917. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
24 Nov 17
p. 1114.
MPN
24 Nov 17
p. 3616, 3662
MPW
24 Nov 17
p. 1186.
MPW
10 Feb 17
p. 907.
NYDM
17 Nov 17
p. 18.
Variety
9 Nov 17
p. 55.
Wid's
29 Nov 17
p. 765.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11697
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Richard Chanslor is about to be disinherited by his rich grandfather who objects to his association with chorus girl Lily Lorraine. In order to please his grandfather while still maintaining his present standard of living, Chanslor decides to marry Lois Page, a strugging young sculptress from a good family. Lois accepts his proposal on the condition that they continue their separate ways. The marriage in name only is a success until Richard begins to fall in love with his wife and breaks with Lily. Lois, unconvinced of her husband's sincerity, however, continues her close relationship with her instructor, Bob Hildreth. One day, Hildreth takes Lily for a ride to a country inn where he attacks her. Richard follows them and arrives just in time to rescue his wife who drives away with him. Both husband and wife then realize that their trial marriage has developed into a real ... +


Richard Chanslor is about to be disinherited by his rich grandfather who objects to his association with chorus girl Lily Lorraine. In order to please his grandfather while still maintaining his present standard of living, Chanslor decides to marry Lois Page, a strugging young sculptress from a good family. Lois accepts his proposal on the condition that they continue their separate ways. The marriage in name only is a success until Richard begins to fall in love with his wife and breaks with Lily. Lois, unconvinced of her husband's sincerity, however, continues her close relationship with her instructor, Bob Hildreth. One day, Hildreth takes Lily for a ride to a country inn where he attacks her. Richard follows them and arrives just in time to rescue his wife who drives away with him. Both husband and wife then realize that their trial marriage has developed into a real marriage. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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