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Sources disagree concerning the author of the original story. While the copyright entry lists Martha Pittman, letters in the D. W. Griffith Papers assert that S. E. V. Taylor wrote the original ... More Less

Sources disagree concerning the author of the original story. While the copyright entry lists Martha Pittman, letters in the D. W. Griffith Papers assert that S. E. V. Taylor wrote the original story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
8 Mar 19
p. 1065.
MPN
1 Mar 19
p. 1245, 1349-51.
MPN
15 Mar 19
p. 1712.
MPW
7 Nov 19
p. 97.
New York Times
10 Mar 19
p. 9.
Variety
14 Mar 19
p. 46, 48
Wid's
2 Mar 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13399
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

"Boots" is a maid at an old London inn that is connected by an underground tunnel to the meeting place of President Wilson and King George. Scotland Yard uncovers a plot to blow up the world leaders fostered by a Bolshevist group headed by a woman posing at the inn as the sculptress Mme. De Valdee. Boots is in love with boarder Everett White, without knowing that the supposed student is actually a Scotland Yard detective assigned to watch Mme. De Valdee. Boots grows jealous of Everett's attention to the other woman, and when she discovers Mme. De Valdee in Everett's arms, she attempts to bury all her romantic books in the cellar. In the process, Boots discovers the tunnel and the conspiracy plan, insures the safety of the world leaders, captures the criminals, and wins Everett's ... +


"Boots" is a maid at an old London inn that is connected by an underground tunnel to the meeting place of President Wilson and King George. Scotland Yard uncovers a plot to blow up the world leaders fostered by a Bolshevist group headed by a woman posing at the inn as the sculptress Mme. De Valdee. Boots is in love with boarder Everett White, without knowing that the supposed student is actually a Scotland Yard detective assigned to watch Mme. De Valdee. Boots grows jealous of Everett's attention to the other woman, and when she discovers Mme. De Valdee in Everett's arms, she attempts to bury all her romantic books in the cellar. In the process, Boots discovers the tunnel and the conspiracy plan, insures the safety of the world leaders, captures the criminals, and wins Everett's love. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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