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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
25 May 18
p. 1152.
MPN
27 Sep 19
p. 2657.
Variety
3 Oct 19
p. 56.
Wid's
28 Sep 19
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 September 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

British India Medical Corps Captain Clyde Mannering returns to England to marry Helen Rutherford, but the wedding is postponed when her father dies. When beautiful Valeska De Marsay confronts Mannering with her child and untruthfully says she was the dead man's wife, Mannering pays her a large sum of money to protect his fiancée and her mother from hurt and dishonor, but Helen's mother, witnessing the pay-off, assumes that Mannering was involved with the girl and refuses to let the wedding proceed. Mannering returns to India where he secludes himself, treating the native population. Helen, her mother, and Valeska, now Mrs. Rutherford's traveling companion, visit India to look after Helen's brother Dick, a customs officer in trouble for accepting bribes from renegade high-caste Hindu, Rajput Nath. When Valeska tries to seduce both Rajput and Dick, Rajput kills her and forces Dick to say it was suicide. After Mannering saves Helen first from scarlet fever and later from Rajput, she and Mannering are ... +


British India Medical Corps Captain Clyde Mannering returns to England to marry Helen Rutherford, but the wedding is postponed when her father dies. When beautiful Valeska De Marsay confronts Mannering with her child and untruthfully says she was the dead man's wife, Mannering pays her a large sum of money to protect his fiancée and her mother from hurt and dishonor, but Helen's mother, witnessing the pay-off, assumes that Mannering was involved with the girl and refuses to let the wedding proceed. Mannering returns to India where he secludes himself, treating the native population. Helen, her mother, and Valeska, now Mrs. Rutherford's traveling companion, visit India to look after Helen's brother Dick, a customs officer in trouble for accepting bribes from renegade high-caste Hindu, Rajput Nath. When Valeska tries to seduce both Rajput and Dick, Rajput kills her and forces Dick to say it was suicide. After Mannering saves Helen first from scarlet fever and later from Rajput, she and Mannering are reunited. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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