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The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "Love's Young ... More Less

The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "Love's Young Dream." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jul 17
p. 415.
MPN
21 Jul 17
p. 434.
MPW
7 Jul 17
p. 137.
MPW
17 Mar 17
p. 1689.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 July 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
1 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11025
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fearing that his daughter Patsy is becoming a tomboy, John Primmel sends her to a friend back East for education and refinement. Arriving in New York, Patsy discovers that her father's friend has died and his apartment is now inhabited by his son, Dick Hewitt. Dick allows Patsy to stay, and they hire a maid, a housekeeper, and a butler. One night, while Dick is drunk, adventuress Helene Arnold tricks him into marrying her. Soon after, Dick's sister Alice arrives and urges him to marry Patsy, whom he really loves. Helene then threatens to expose Dick unless he pays her $10,000 hush money. Dick refuses and the next evening, while at a party, Helen tells the guests that she has an important announcement to make. Just as she is about to expose Dick, his butler appears and Helene gasps, announces that she is going to Europe to become a nurse, and rushes from the house. The butler then informs Dick that Helene is his wife who deserted him years earlier. Dick's marriage thus nullified, he is free to marry ... +


Fearing that his daughter Patsy is becoming a tomboy, John Primmel sends her to a friend back East for education and refinement. Arriving in New York, Patsy discovers that her father's friend has died and his apartment is now inhabited by his son, Dick Hewitt. Dick allows Patsy to stay, and they hire a maid, a housekeeper, and a butler. One night, while Dick is drunk, adventuress Helene Arnold tricks him into marrying her. Soon after, Dick's sister Alice arrives and urges him to marry Patsy, whom he really loves. Helene then threatens to expose Dick unless he pays her $10,000 hush money. Dick refuses and the next evening, while at a party, Helen tells the guests that she has an important announcement to make. Just as she is about to expose Dick, his butler appears and Helene gasps, announces that she is going to Europe to become a nurse, and rushes from the house. The butler then informs Dick that Helene is his wife who deserted him years earlier. Dick's marriage thus nullified, he is free to marry Patsy. +

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

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