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The working title of this film was The Gadabout . One source credits Beatrice Allen with the role of Lila Davenport. Thomas Tommamato was formerly with the Imperial Japanese Dramatic ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Gadabout . One source credits Beatrice Allen with the role of Lila Davenport. Thomas Tommamato was formerly with the Imperial Japanese Dramatic Company. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Aug 18
p. 841.
MPN
17 Aug 18
p. 1042.
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 886.
MPW
6 Jul 18
p. 110.
NYDM
24 Aug 18
p. 274.
Wid's
11 Aug 18
pp. 27-28.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Gadabout
Release Date:
5 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Mutual Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12925
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nancy Page is a frivolous socialite until her husband Richard becomes entangled in his employer David Davenport's shady business dealings. Davenport, a building contractor, had secured Richard's signature on several papers that promised payment of over a million dollars, even though the firm was insolvent. At a party held in honor of wealthy Japanese agent Tato Usaki, Richard tries to convince Davenport's wife Lila, who is in love with him, to obtain the vouchers, and Nancy attempts to charm Usaki into signing a building contract that will save the firm. Usaki and Nancy arrange to meet at the vacant house next door, where he signs the contract but then locks the door and attacks her. Nancy escapes through a window and returns to the party with the contract, while Davenport, having discovered that his wife has destroyed the incriminating vouchers, shoots ... +


Nancy Page is a frivolous socialite until her husband Richard becomes entangled in his employer David Davenport's shady business dealings. Davenport, a building contractor, had secured Richard's signature on several papers that promised payment of over a million dollars, even though the firm was insolvent. At a party held in honor of wealthy Japanese agent Tato Usaki, Richard tries to convince Davenport's wife Lila, who is in love with him, to obtain the vouchers, and Nancy attempts to charm Usaki into signing a building contract that will save the firm. Usaki and Nancy arrange to meet at the vacant house next door, where he signs the contract but then locks the door and attacks her. Nancy escapes through a window and returns to the party with the contract, while Davenport, having discovered that his wife has destroyed the incriminating vouchers, shoots himself. +

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

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