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DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 May 18
p. 1932.
MPN
18 May 18
p. 3002.
MPW
18 May 18
p. 1036.
NYDM
15 Jun 18
p. 1622.
Variety
10 May 18
p. 43.
Wid's
12 May 18
pp. 3-4.
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,244
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In order to keep his socially ambitious wife Lucille happy, New York playwright Vincent Manton invests his entire fortune in stock but quickly loses it. Devastated when Lucille angrily elects to divorce him, Vincent moves to Alaska and begins to drink heavily. His sad rendition of "Home Sweet Home" on the piano in Big Dan Johnson's dance hall moves Johnson's foster daughter Rose to pity, and she gently reproaches him for his drinking. Unaware of her relation to Big Dan, Vincent treats Rose like one of the dance hall girls, and as a result, he is beaten senseless. Rose faces ostracism for nursing the stranger's wounds, but Vincent falls in love with her, and they are married. Shortly afterward, Vincent strikes gold, and while he is visiting New York to incorporate his mine, he encounters his first wife. Lucille musters all of her charms to regain Vincent, but he soon realizes that she is only desirous of his money and decides to return to the woman who really loves him. Upon his arrival, Rose presents him with a baby ... +


In order to keep his socially ambitious wife Lucille happy, New York playwright Vincent Manton invests his entire fortune in stock but quickly loses it. Devastated when Lucille angrily elects to divorce him, Vincent moves to Alaska and begins to drink heavily. His sad rendition of "Home Sweet Home" on the piano in Big Dan Johnson's dance hall moves Johnson's foster daughter Rose to pity, and she gently reproaches him for his drinking. Unaware of her relation to Big Dan, Vincent treats Rose like one of the dance hall girls, and as a result, he is beaten senseless. Rose faces ostracism for nursing the stranger's wounds, but Vincent falls in love with her, and they are married. Shortly afterward, Vincent strikes gold, and while he is visiting New York to incorporate his mine, he encounters his first wife. Lucille musters all of her charms to regain Vincent, but he soon realizes that she is only desirous of his money and decides to return to the woman who really loves him. Upon his arrival, Rose presents him with a baby son. +

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