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This film was shot at Bluebird's Leonia, NJ studio. Some scenes were shot in a traveling circus. According to a modern source, Jack Raymond played "Archibald Watkins" and Mrs. Mathilde Brundage played "Mrs. ... More Less

This film was shot at Bluebird's Leonia, NJ studio. Some scenes were shot in a traveling circus. According to a modern source, Jack Raymond played "Archibald Watkins" and Mrs. Mathilde Brundage played "Mrs. Watkins." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Aug 17
pp. 317-18.
MPN
11 Aug 17
p. 978, 1023
MPW
14 Jul 17
p. 266.
MPW
24 Feb 17
pp. 1209-10.
Wid's
2 Aug 17
p. 488.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 July 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11074
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When millionaire John Saunders threatens to disinherit his son Wallace if he marries Queen Tina, a circus rider, Wallace elopes with Tina and becomes a trapeze performer. They lead a happy life until Tina dies giving birth to their daughter Alice. Years later, when the circus passes through Wallace's hometown, John, regretting his action, attends and witnesses Wallace's death due to a trapeze accident. Alice, now a circus rider herself, goes to live with John, who, despite Alice's antics involving her pet pig Rudolph, sliding down the stairs on a tray and vaulting over the furniture, grows fond of her. When John tries to marry Alice to his sister's sissified son, she uses Rudolph to frighten him and his mother. After Alice and George Reynolds, whom she knew from the circus, fall in love and elope, John, thinking that George is after her fortune, is furious, but George proves his ability as a cartoonist and earns $1,000 a week to win John's ... +


When millionaire John Saunders threatens to disinherit his son Wallace if he marries Queen Tina, a circus rider, Wallace elopes with Tina and becomes a trapeze performer. They lead a happy life until Tina dies giving birth to their daughter Alice. Years later, when the circus passes through Wallace's hometown, John, regretting his action, attends and witnesses Wallace's death due to a trapeze accident. Alice, now a circus rider herself, goes to live with John, who, despite Alice's antics involving her pet pig Rudolph, sliding down the stairs on a tray and vaulting over the furniture, grows fond of her. When John tries to marry Alice to his sister's sissified son, she uses Rudolph to frighten him and his mother. After Alice and George Reynolds, whom she knew from the circus, fall in love and elope, John, thinking that George is after her fortune, is furious, but George proves his ability as a cartoonist and earns $1,000 a week to win John's admiration. +

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

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