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HISTORY

Most of the exterior scenes were filmed at Oyster Bay on Long Island Sound, according to contemporary sources. The film was also known as The Pursuit of Polly ... More Less

Most of the exterior scenes were filmed at Oyster Bay on Long Island Sound, according to contemporary sources. The film was also known as The Pursuit of Polly . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
10 Aug 1918
p. 60
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
7 Sep 1918
p. 50, 57
Exhibitors Trade Review
10 Aug 1918
p. 835
Motion Picture News
24 Aug 1918
p. 1266
Motion Picture News
31 Aug 1918
p. 1368
Motion Picture News
12 Oct 1918
p. 2348
Motography
13 Jun 1918
p. 28
Moving Picture World
31 Aug 1918
p. 1304
Moving Picture World
7 Sep 1918
p. 1455
New York Times
2 Sep 1918
p. 7
NYDM
28 Dec 1918
p. 999
Variety
21 Jun 1918
p. 26
Variety
6 Sep 1918
p. 39
Wid's Daily
25 Aug 1918
p. 9
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Pursuit of Polly
Release Date:
19 August 1918
Premiere Information:
Chicago opening: week of 8 September 1918
Production Date:
began mid to late June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12760
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Polly Marsden, the daughter of wealthy cotton broker Buck Marsden, is loved by three men: Talbot Sturgis, Larry O'Malley and O'Leary. She becomes engaged to all three, and when her father orders her to make a final decision, she declares that the first suitor to overtake and capture her in her racing car will be her husband. In the course of eluding her pursuers, Polly exchanges clothing with her maid and abandons her car for a boat. Her actions attract the attention both of Emile Kremer, a German spy who has been ordered to deliver a set of documents to a beautiful accomplice, and Colby Mason, a United States Secret Service Agent. After a series of adventures involving the three suitors and a gang of spies, Mason arrests Polly, but her father soon arrives to clear her name. Because Mason was the first to "capture" her, Polly declares that she will marry him, and he willingly ... +


Polly Marsden, the daughter of wealthy cotton broker Buck Marsden, is loved by three men: Talbot Sturgis, Larry O'Malley and O'Leary. She becomes engaged to all three, and when her father orders her to make a final decision, she declares that the first suitor to overtake and capture her in her racing car will be her husband. In the course of eluding her pursuers, Polly exchanges clothing with her maid and abandons her car for a boat. Her actions attract the attention both of Emile Kremer, a German spy who has been ordered to deliver a set of documents to a beautiful accomplice, and Colby Mason, a United States Secret Service Agent. After a series of adventures involving the three suitors and a gang of spies, Mason arrests Polly, but her father soon arrives to clear her name. Because Mason was the first to "capture" her, Polly declares that she will marry him, and he willingly complies. +

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

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