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This film had its premiere at the Broadway Theatre in New York early in Nov 1918. The Keeney studio was located in New York ... More Less

This film had its premiere at the Broadway Theatre in New York early in Nov 1918. The Keeney studio was located in New York City. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Mar 18
p. 1285.
ETR
23 Nov 18
p. 1957, 1993
MPN
16 Nov 18
p. 2986.
MPW
16 Dec 16
p. 1653.
NYDM
16 Nov 18
p. 734.
Variety
8 Nov 18
p. 41.
Wid's
24 Nov 18
p. 13.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 November 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack Spencer becomes so absorbed in his business affairs that he neglects his wife Eileen, who, out of boredom and loneliness, accepts the attentions of novelist Carter Ballantyne. On the night that she is to elope with Carter, however, Eileen learns that Jack has lost both his money and his eyesight, so she dismisses her suitor and promises to raise the money for her husband's operation. With her friend, Dolly Page, Eileen cheats at cards and soon amasses a fortune, but while Jack is in France for his treatment, Carter appears and threatens to expose her unless she submits to him. Intending merely to reason with Carter, Eileen gives him a key to her apartment, but Jack returns home unexpectedly and finds him there. At her birthday dinner, Eileen, in anticipation of Carter's plan to expose her publicly, confesses her guilt to all present, whereupon her husband and her friends forgive ... +


Jack Spencer becomes so absorbed in his business affairs that he neglects his wife Eileen, who, out of boredom and loneliness, accepts the attentions of novelist Carter Ballantyne. On the night that she is to elope with Carter, however, Eileen learns that Jack has lost both his money and his eyesight, so she dismisses her suitor and promises to raise the money for her husband's operation. With her friend, Dolly Page, Eileen cheats at cards and soon amasses a fortune, but while Jack is in France for his treatment, Carter appears and threatens to expose her unless she submits to him. Intending merely to reason with Carter, Eileen gives him a key to her apartment, but Jack returns home unexpectedly and finds him there. At her birthday dinner, Eileen, in anticipation of Carter's plan to expose her publicly, confesses her guilt to all present, whereupon her husband and her friends forgive her. +

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

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