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Tennis tournament scenes were shot in Berkeley, CA, according to publicity for the ... More Less

Tennis tournament scenes were shot in Berkeley, CA, according to publicity for the film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Jul 19
p. 567.
MPN
19 Jul 19
p. 781.
MPW
19 Jul 19
p. 417.
New York Morning Telegraph
22 Feb 19
p. 1048.
Variety
11 Jul 19
p. 61.
Wid's
13 Jul 19
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13775
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,600
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After her drunken father dies subsequent to falling down stairs on the night of her engagement announcement, Helen Winthrop finds a note from him warning that drinking has ruined the family's past four generations. She breaks her engagement to lawyer Robert Craig so that she can test herself as she fears that her children might inherit the habit. After sacrificing her reputation to save that of her adulterous married friend Stella Scarr, Helen goes to a resort hotel where she wins a tennis tournament and flirts with plump Percy Farwell, the son of parvenu Mrs. Honorah Farwell. In order to break up her son's romance with a supposedly disgraced woman, Mrs. Farwell hires Robert Craig. During a party, Percy announces their engagement, and Helen acts intoxicated to test Robert's feelings for her. When Mrs. Farwell convinces Stella's husband Sidney to accuse Helen of wrongdoing, Robert fights him. Helen then accepts Robert's love and admits she was only drinking ginger ... +


After her drunken father dies subsequent to falling down stairs on the night of her engagement announcement, Helen Winthrop finds a note from him warning that drinking has ruined the family's past four generations. She breaks her engagement to lawyer Robert Craig so that she can test herself as she fears that her children might inherit the habit. After sacrificing her reputation to save that of her adulterous married friend Stella Scarr, Helen goes to a resort hotel where she wins a tennis tournament and flirts with plump Percy Farwell, the son of parvenu Mrs. Honorah Farwell. In order to break up her son's romance with a supposedly disgraced woman, Mrs. Farwell hires Robert Craig. During a party, Percy announces their engagement, and Helen acts intoxicated to test Robert's feelings for her. When Mrs. Farwell convinces Stella's husband Sidney to accuse Helen of wrongdoing, Robert fights him. Helen then accepts Robert's love and admits she was only drinking ginger ale. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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