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The actor Mr. Ardrizonia could be John Ardizoni. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The City of Indiscretion." The film was originally scheduled for release on 30 Dec 1917, but production was delayed because of Virginia Pearson's ... More Less

The actor Mr. Ardrizonia could be John Ardizoni. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The City of Indiscretion." The film was originally scheduled for release on 30 Dec 1917, but production was delayed because of Virginia Pearson's illness. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Jan 18
p. 597.
MPN
12 Jan 18
p. 259.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 416.
MPW
6 Jul 18
p. 111.
Wid's
17 Jan 18
p. 884.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
6 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11928
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Virginia Lake, the ward of Assistant Secretary of State Richard Belfield, returns the love of Captain Robert Macklin, but because she wishes to further her career as an artist, she feigns indifference to him. The Countess Collona of Italy hopes to win Robert for herself, and to this end, she plots with Signor Conte to frame Virginia for the robbery of a valuable Italian painting that the Italian government has allowed Virginia to copy. In the meantime, Virginia's friend Betty marries Belfield, but government concerns demand so much of his time that the young wife is frequently left alone. When Betty runs away with Paul Hollister, Virginia pursues the two and convinces Betty to return home. On the same night, Conte steals the painting, replacing it with Virginia's copy. Because her alibi would implicate Betty, Virginia accepts the blame in silence, but later, she traps Conte and the countess into revealing their guilt. Her name cleared, Virginia finally surrenders to her feelings and accepts ... +


Virginia Lake, the ward of Assistant Secretary of State Richard Belfield, returns the love of Captain Robert Macklin, but because she wishes to further her career as an artist, she feigns indifference to him. The Countess Collona of Italy hopes to win Robert for herself, and to this end, she plots with Signor Conte to frame Virginia for the robbery of a valuable Italian painting that the Italian government has allowed Virginia to copy. In the meantime, Virginia's friend Betty marries Belfield, but government concerns demand so much of his time that the young wife is frequently left alone. When Betty runs away with Paul Hollister, Virginia pursues the two and convinces Betty to return home. On the same night, Conte steals the painting, replacing it with Virginia's copy. Because her alibi would implicate Betty, Virginia accepts the blame in silence, but later, she traps Conte and the countess into revealing their guilt. Her name cleared, Virginia finally surrenders to her feelings and accepts Robert. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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