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The picture was copyrighted under the title Woman's Weapons . This title and the title A Woman's Weapons appear in the scenario, continuity, synopsis and title sheets in the Paramount studio records. However, ads for the film and most of the reviews refer to the title as Women's Weapons ... More Less

The picture was copyrighted under the title Woman's Weapons . This title and the title A Woman's Weapons appear in the scenario, continuity, synopsis and title sheets in the Paramount studio records. However, ads for the film and most of the reviews refer to the title as Women's Weapons . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Nov 18
p. 1817.
MPN
2 Nov 18
p. 2804.
MPN
16 Nov 18
p. 2989.
MPW
14 Dec 18
p. 1247, 1256
MPW
30 Nov 18
p. 991.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Woman's Weapons
A Woman's Weapons
Release Date:
24 November 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12921
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,075
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Anne Elliot's two children are stricken with scarlet fever, the house is quarantined and her husband Nicholas is forced to seek lodging in town. In his loneliness, Nicholas, a novelist, becomes infatuated with his illustrator, Esmee Hale, a Bohemian who decides to free Nicholas from his commonplace existence by having an affair with him. Forced to pay Esmee's bills, Nicholas approaches bankruptcy, while Anne, having invested her money wisely, triples her savings. Anne learns of her husband's affair, and after suggesting that the family spend the summer by the seashore, she invites Esmee along to collaborate on Nicholas' new play. Feigning illness, Anne retires to bed, leaving Esmee to care for the house and children. Having proven a dismal and ill-tempered failure at cooking and housework, Esmee departs, and Nicholas gratefully returns to his loving ... +


When Anne Elliot's two children are stricken with scarlet fever, the house is quarantined and her husband Nicholas is forced to seek lodging in town. In his loneliness, Nicholas, a novelist, becomes infatuated with his illustrator, Esmee Hale, a Bohemian who decides to free Nicholas from his commonplace existence by having an affair with him. Forced to pay Esmee's bills, Nicholas approaches bankruptcy, while Anne, having invested her money wisely, triples her savings. Anne learns of her husband's affair, and after suggesting that the family spend the summer by the seashore, she invites Esmee along to collaborate on Nicholas' new play. Feigning illness, Anne retires to bed, leaving Esmee to care for the house and children. Having proven a dismal and ill-tempered failure at cooking and housework, Esmee departs, and Nicholas gratefully returns to his loving Anne. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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