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DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 Mar 19
p. 991.
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1241, 1384
Variety
21 Feb 19
p. 67.
Wid's
7 Dec 19
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America.
Copyright Date:
5 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13375
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,330
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A model by day and a short story writer by night, Erminie Foster is insulted when novelist Ernest Sanford visits her display room to study her as a "flapper" type. Later, Erminie attends a reception uninvited to gather atmosphere for a story. Sanford saves her from being thrown out by saying that she is his cousin. When her prudish aunt forbids her entrance at three in the morning, Sanford offers her lodgings under the protection of his housekeeper and soon persuades her to stay for inspiration. He writes a satire on women that is turned down, while hers on men sells. After Erminie overhears Monte Ralston, who loves Sanford's fiancée Helen Reeves, threaten Sanford with Helen's incriminating letters, Erminie sacrifices her reputation to retrieve the letters. When the engagement is broken and Helen and Monte explain Erminie's behavior to Sanford, he loses his smugly superior attitude and confesses he loves ... +


A model by day and a short story writer by night, Erminie Foster is insulted when novelist Ernest Sanford visits her display room to study her as a "flapper" type. Later, Erminie attends a reception uninvited to gather atmosphere for a story. Sanford saves her from being thrown out by saying that she is his cousin. When her prudish aunt forbids her entrance at three in the morning, Sanford offers her lodgings under the protection of his housekeeper and soon persuades her to stay for inspiration. He writes a satire on women that is turned down, while hers on men sells. After Erminie overhears Monte Ralston, who loves Sanford's fiancée Helen Reeves, threaten Sanford with Helen's incriminating letters, Erminie sacrifices her reputation to retrieve the letters. When the engagement is broken and Helen and Monte explain Erminie's behavior to Sanford, he loses his smugly superior attitude and confesses he loves Erminie. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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