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The film's title was changed from The Price She Did Not Pay ... More Less

The film's title was changed from The Price She Did Not Pay . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 May 18
p. 1765.
ETR
1 Jun 18
p. 2085.
MPN
1 Jun 18
p. 3308.
MPW
25 May 18
p. 1192.
NYDM
25 May 18
p. 739.
Variety
17 May 18
p. 44.
Wid's
2 Jun 18
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Price She Did Not Pay
Release Date:
27 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12388
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,750
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following the death of her father, a Maine trapper, Jennie Cox moves to New York to earn her living. She is aided by a close friend, Professor Rolfe, who secures a typing position for her, but just as she loses the job through the schemes of a jealous co-worker, Rolfe dies, and Jennie is left alone and nearly penniless. With her last three dollars, she decides to have a good meal at the elegant Claridge, and there she meets Billy West, a wealthy man who is in the process of obtaining a divorce. Billy offers Jennie a job as his housekeeper, and soon she learns that he is an avid gambler. Billy is accustomed to losing moderate amounts of money, but when Henry Walker fleeces him out of $12,000, both Jennie and Billy's ex-wife Cora come to his rescue. After Cora hands him the money and departs, Billy proposes to his ... +


Following the death of her father, a Maine trapper, Jennie Cox moves to New York to earn her living. She is aided by a close friend, Professor Rolfe, who secures a typing position for her, but just as she loses the job through the schemes of a jealous co-worker, Rolfe dies, and Jennie is left alone and nearly penniless. With her last three dollars, she decides to have a good meal at the elegant Claridge, and there she meets Billy West, a wealthy man who is in the process of obtaining a divorce. Billy offers Jennie a job as his housekeeper, and soon she learns that he is an avid gambler. Billy is accustomed to losing moderate amounts of money, but when Henry Walker fleeces him out of $12,000, both Jennie and Billy's ex-wife Cora come to his rescue. After Cora hands him the money and departs, Billy proposes to his housekeeper. +

GENRE
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Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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