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This film was reviewed in Var as Her Debt of Honor ... More Less

This film was reviewed in Var as Her Debt of Honor . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Mar 18
p. 1233.
MPN
23 Mar 18
p. 1763.
MPW
16 Mar 18
p. 1564.
MPW
7 Sep 18
p. 1456.
Variety
29 Mar 18
p. 47.
Wid's
11 Apr 18
p. 1070.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Her Debt of Honor
Release Date:
10 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
10 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12162
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Honor, an orphan who relates stories about the Land of Heart's Desire to the neighbor's poverty-stricken children, is adopted by a wealthy United States senator, Stanley Middleton. When World War I erupts, Middleton becomes too concerned with affairs of state to notice his wife Irma having an affair with Frank Schiller, a German agent, who merely is using Irma to secure information. Finally, the senator sees the silhouettes of Schiller and his wife in an embrace, but Irma accuses Honor, and the girl is turned out of the house. The next day, Irma is caught giving Schiller secret papers and the two are killed. Honor weds Middleton's secretary, Chester Holbrooke, and the couple plans to care for the heartbroken ... +


Honor, an orphan who relates stories about the Land of Heart's Desire to the neighbor's poverty-stricken children, is adopted by a wealthy United States senator, Stanley Middleton. When World War I erupts, Middleton becomes too concerned with affairs of state to notice his wife Irma having an affair with Frank Schiller, a German agent, who merely is using Irma to secure information. Finally, the senator sees the silhouettes of Schiller and his wife in an embrace, but Irma accuses Honor, and the girl is turned out of the house. The next day, Irma is caught giving Schiller secret papers and the two are killed. Honor weds Middleton's secretary, Chester Holbrooke, and the couple plans to care for the heartbroken senator. +

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

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