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Some scenes were filmed at the open air theater on the Conklin estate at Huntington, Long ... More Less

Some scenes were filmed at the open air theater on the Conklin estate at Huntington, Long Island. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
13 Sep 1919
p. 58
Motion Picture News
6 Sep 1919
p. 2016
Motion Picture News
20 Sep 1919
p. 2434
Motion Picture News
27 Dec 1919
p. 271
Motion Picture News
14 Feb 1920
p. 1750
Moving Picture World
27 Dec 1919
p. 1188
Wid's Daily
21 Dec 1919
p. 15
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 November 1919
Production Date:
began August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
20 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14318
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After libertine "Broadway Al" Campbell sees college girl Mary Kane do a Grecian dance during commencement ceremonies, he tries to seduce her but is refused. He then has her invited to a midnight Roman feast where he attempts to shine an X-ray through her dance costume to embarrass her. She locks herself in a dressing room to avoid him, and he has a heart attack as he chases her. On his deathbed, Campbell dictates a will, leaving one dollar to his son and the rest of his fortune to "his little sweetheart" Mary, to disgrace her. Although she refuses the money when he dies, her friends and father shun her. She takes a new name and goes West where she falls in love with a man whom she later discovers is Campbell's son. When she confesses her identity, the son, after almost rejecting her, accepts her as she convinces him of her ... +


After libertine "Broadway Al" Campbell sees college girl Mary Kane do a Grecian dance during commencement ceremonies, he tries to seduce her but is refused. He then has her invited to a midnight Roman feast where he attempts to shine an X-ray through her dance costume to embarrass her. She locks herself in a dressing room to avoid him, and he has a heart attack as he chases her. On his deathbed, Campbell dictates a will, leaving one dollar to his son and the rest of his fortune to "his little sweetheart" Mary, to disgrace her. Although she refuses the money when he dies, her friends and father shun her. She takes a new name and goes West where she falls in love with a man whom she later discovers is Campbell's son. When she confesses her identity, the son, after almost rejecting her, accepts her as she convinces him of her innocence. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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