Joan of the Woods (1918)

Drama | 22 July 1918

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HISTORY

The working title of the film was The Judge ... More Less

The working title of the film was The Judge . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Jul 18
p. 391.
ETR
20 Jul 18
p. 587.
MPN
20 Jul 18
p. 362, 449-50.
MPW
18 May 18
p. 1033.
MPW
27 Jul 18
p. 593.
NYDM
17 Aug 18
p. 238.
Variety
12 Jul 18
p. 34.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Judge
Release Date:
22 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12653
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When lawyer Philip Wentworth goes hunting in the woods to escape a brokenheart, he meets and later marries Joan Travers. Philip brings Joan to the city, but soon deserts her to resume an affair with his old flame, who is now married. Some months later, Joan dies of grief, leaving her baby daughter, also named Joan, to be raised by a pawnbroker and his wife. Eventually Philip helps his mistress to obtain a divorce and then marries her. Her son, Norman Dicks, flunks out of college, prompting Philip to send him into the Navy. Before he ships out, however, he meets and secretly marries Joan, who has grown to womanhood. Some time later, Joan is accused of murder after their baby dies because she was unable to care for it. She is taken before Judge Wentworth, who recognizes her as his daughter by the cross she wears around her neck. Norman returns home and the family is ... +


When lawyer Philip Wentworth goes hunting in the woods to escape a brokenheart, he meets and later marries Joan Travers. Philip brings Joan to the city, but soon deserts her to resume an affair with his old flame, who is now married. Some months later, Joan dies of grief, leaving her baby daughter, also named Joan, to be raised by a pawnbroker and his wife. Eventually Philip helps his mistress to obtain a divorce and then marries her. Her son, Norman Dicks, flunks out of college, prompting Philip to send him into the Navy. Before he ships out, however, he meets and secretly marries Joan, who has grown to womanhood. Some time later, Joan is accused of murder after their baby dies because she was unable to care for it. She is taken before Judge Wentworth, who recognizes her as his daughter by the cross she wears around her neck. Norman returns home and the family is reunited. +

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

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