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DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Aug 18
p. 868.
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1515.
MPN
28 Sep 18
p. 2088.
MPW
13 Apr 18
p. 517.
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1919.
NYDM
28 Sep 18
p. 483.
Variety
20 Sep 18
p. 46.
Wid's
13 Oct 18
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12830
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,740
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Theodore Whitney, Sr. commissions his son Theodore, "Ted" Jr., to retrieve a missing stock certificate. On the road, Ted meets and falls in love with Betty Blake, the beautiful but elusive niece of Major Blackburn, whose home was recently robbed. When a detective disguised as British nobleman Lord Roxenham arrives to investigate the case, Ted bribes the officer to let him play the role for one night so that he may be near Betty. As the lovestruck young man is romancing his sweetheart, Lady Roxenham suddenly arrives, alienating Betty and throwing Ted into a panic. Lady Roxenham agrees to participate in the deception, but later Ted spies her breaking into the major's safe. After he alerts the household, she and the butler are revealed as notorious thieves. Betty, who had been trying to purchase Whitney's stock, accepts Ted's marriage proposal, and the profits are shared between the ... +


Theodore Whitney, Sr. commissions his son Theodore, "Ted" Jr., to retrieve a missing stock certificate. On the road, Ted meets and falls in love with Betty Blake, the beautiful but elusive niece of Major Blackburn, whose home was recently robbed. When a detective disguised as British nobleman Lord Roxenham arrives to investigate the case, Ted bribes the officer to let him play the role for one night so that he may be near Betty. As the lovestruck young man is romancing his sweetheart, Lady Roxenham suddenly arrives, alienating Betty and throwing Ted into a panic. Lady Roxenham agrees to participate in the deception, but later Ted spies her breaking into the major's safe. After he alerts the household, she and the butler are revealed as notorious thieves. Betty, who had been trying to purchase Whitney's stock, accepts Ted's marriage proposal, and the profits are shared between the two. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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