Love and the Woman (1919)

Drama | 23 June 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Jun 19
p. 311.
MPN
28 Jun 19
p. 235.
MPW
28 Jun 19
p. 2003.
Variety
8 Feb 19
p. 796.
Wid's
22 Jun 19
p. 14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LU13834
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,846
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hoping to improve her baby daughter Helen's chances in life, Mary Dorsey, an impoverished hotel maid who supports a drunken husband, substitutes her daughter for that of George Stevens, a traveling salesman, whose invalid wife and baby die soon after they arrive at the hotel. Hannah Shay, another maid, sees Mary do this and blackmails her to keep quiet until Mary dies five years later. Meanwhile, Stevens is taken in the firm, makes a fortune, and retires so that he and his sister can rear Helen. Years later, artist Walter Pemberton, one of Helen's two suitors, has old Hannah Shay pose as a gypsy. When Shay discovers Helen's identity, she blackmails her with the assistance of Helen's real father. After Shay and Dorsey are caught with jewels which Helen gave to them, Helen's identity is revealed. When Grant Murdock, her wealthy suitor, jilts her, Helen marries Walter, while Stevens says that she will always be his ... +


Hoping to improve her baby daughter Helen's chances in life, Mary Dorsey, an impoverished hotel maid who supports a drunken husband, substitutes her daughter for that of George Stevens, a traveling salesman, whose invalid wife and baby die soon after they arrive at the hotel. Hannah Shay, another maid, sees Mary do this and blackmails her to keep quiet until Mary dies five years later. Meanwhile, Stevens is taken in the firm, makes a fortune, and retires so that he and his sister can rear Helen. Years later, artist Walter Pemberton, one of Helen's two suitors, has old Hannah Shay pose as a gypsy. When Shay discovers Helen's identity, she blackmails her with the assistance of Helen's real father. After Shay and Dorsey are caught with jewels which Helen gave to them, Helen's identity is revealed. When Grant Murdock, her wealthy suitor, jilts her, Helen marries Walter, while Stevens says that she will always be his daughter. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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