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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Mar 18
p. 1307.
MPN
30 Mar 18
p. 1924.
MPW
30 Mar 18
p. 1864, 1872
Variety
23 Mar 18
p. 1709.
Wid's
11 Apr 18
p. 1076.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12173
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Deeply in love, Robert Barr, a successful journalist, becomes engaged to Alice Thornton, but the woman's socially ambitious mother wishes her daughter to marry nobility and, to that end, secretly plots to ruin the romance. Learning that her husband fathered an illegitimate daughter, Mrs. Thornton asks Robert to assist the young woman, named Marcelle Pinet, in finding employment, and when Alice discovers the two together one evening, she suspects that Robert is unfaithful and breaks their engagement. Traveling in Europe with her mother, Alice meets and later marries Count Louis de Jouiville, but their happiness is threatened when Louis discovers his wife reading Robert's old love letters. On a World War I battlefield, Robert encounters the dying count and explains Mrs. Thornton's duplicity, and, following Louis' death, Robert and Alice finally ... +


Deeply in love, Robert Barr, a successful journalist, becomes engaged to Alice Thornton, but the woman's socially ambitious mother wishes her daughter to marry nobility and, to that end, secretly plots to ruin the romance. Learning that her husband fathered an illegitimate daughter, Mrs. Thornton asks Robert to assist the young woman, named Marcelle Pinet, in finding employment, and when Alice discovers the two together one evening, she suspects that Robert is unfaithful and breaks their engagement. Traveling in Europe with her mother, Alice meets and later marries Count Louis de Jouiville, but their happiness is threatened when Louis discovers his wife reading Robert's old love letters. On a World War I battlefield, Robert encounters the dying count and explains Mrs. Thornton's duplicity, and, following Louis' death, Robert and Alice finally marry. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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