The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds (1918)

Drama | 21 January 1918

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HISTORY

The working title of the film was The Adventurer . According to publicity, the pistols used by Carlyle Blackwell and Arthur Ashley in the duel scene were claimed by their owner to be the actual ones used by Hamilton and ... More Less

The working title of the film was The Adventurer . According to publicity, the pistols used by Carlyle Blackwell and Arthur Ashley in the duel scene were claimed by their owner to be the actual ones used by Hamilton and Burr. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jan 18
p. 518.
ETR
19 Jan 18
p. 597.
MPN
26 Jan 18
p. 598.
MPW
10 Nov 17
p. 877.
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 522, 570
NYDM
12 Jan 18
p. 21.
NYDM
19 Jan 18
p. 18.
Variety
11 Jan 18
p. 43.
Variety
25 Jan 18
p. 43.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Adventurer
Release Date:
21 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LU11934
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1777, young statesmen Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are rivals for the affections of Margaret Moncrieffe. Many years later, they take opposite sides on the issue of compensation for Tory properties confiscated during the American Revolution. In a later period, Hamilton falls in love with Mrs. Maria Reynolds, who is secretly married to Philadelphia pawnbroker Jacob Clingman. Burr and Clingman plan to ruin Hamilton, now Secretary of the Treasury and married to the daughter of General Philip Schuyler, by turning Hamilton's letters to Mrs. Reynolds over to his political enemies. Hamilton openly confesses his guilt and regains the admiration of the public, which enables him to prevent Burr's election to the governorship of New York. After a duel between Hamilton and Burr, Hamilton is killed, Burr's career is ruined, and Mrs. Reynolds commits ... +


In 1777, young statesmen Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are rivals for the affections of Margaret Moncrieffe. Many years later, they take opposite sides on the issue of compensation for Tory properties confiscated during the American Revolution. In a later period, Hamilton falls in love with Mrs. Maria Reynolds, who is secretly married to Philadelphia pawnbroker Jacob Clingman. Burr and Clingman plan to ruin Hamilton, now Secretary of the Treasury and married to the daughter of General Philip Schuyler, by turning Hamilton's letters to Mrs. Reynolds over to his political enemies. Hamilton openly confesses his guilt and regains the admiration of the public, which enables him to prevent Burr's election to the governorship of New York. After a duel between Hamilton and Burr, Hamilton is killed, Burr's career is ruined, and Mrs. Reynolds commits suicide. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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