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One review credited Thomas H. Ince with the direction of this ... More Less

One review credited Thomas H. Ince with the direction of this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Dec 17
p. 175.
MPN
22 Dec 17
p. 4403.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1729, 1805
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 573.
NYDM
15 Dec 17
p. 19.
Variety
14 Dec 17
p. 44.
Wid's
28 Feb 18
pp. 977-78.
CAST
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NAME
CREDITED AS
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DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dorothy Warner, a ten-dollar-a-week shopgirl, is saved from arrest by Congressman George Graham, who spots her in a store stealing a doll for her sick sister. Afterwards, Graham takes Dorothy home, where her sister has just died, and later hires her as his secretary. The dandyish Graham then invites Dorothy for a drive, and when a storm blows in the couple is forced to spend the night together in a country inn. With her honor compromised, Dorothy suggests marriage, but Graham informs her that he has a wife already. Deeply in love, Dorothy accepts an extramarital arrangement and soon discovers she is pregnant. Taken with Dorothy's beauty, Steve McNott, a political boss, resolves to win her and writes to Graham's wife, telling her of her husband's affair. At first unbelieving, Mrs. Graham eventually sees Dorothy and demands that she terminate the relationship. Despite protests from Graham, Dorothy agrees never to see the Congressman again and goes ... +


Dorothy Warner, a ten-dollar-a-week shopgirl, is saved from arrest by Congressman George Graham, who spots her in a store stealing a doll for her sick sister. Afterwards, Graham takes Dorothy home, where her sister has just died, and later hires her as his secretary. The dandyish Graham then invites Dorothy for a drive, and when a storm blows in the couple is forced to spend the night together in a country inn. With her honor compromised, Dorothy suggests marriage, but Graham informs her that he has a wife already. Deeply in love, Dorothy accepts an extramarital arrangement and soon discovers she is pregnant. Taken with Dorothy's beauty, Steve McNott, a political boss, resolves to win her and writes to Graham's wife, telling her of her husband's affair. At first unbelieving, Mrs. Graham eventually sees Dorothy and demands that she terminate the relationship. Despite protests from Graham, Dorothy agrees never to see the Congressman again and goes off. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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