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Although Raymond L. Schrock is credited as scenarist in reviews, his name was crossed out on the material in the copyright descriptions and replaced by the names of Julia Burnham and Edmund Lawrence. May Edginton's story was entitled "He That is Without ... More Less

Although Raymond L. Schrock is credited as scenarist in reviews, his name was crossed out on the material in the copyright descriptions and replaced by the names of Julia Burnham and Edmund Lawrence. May Edginton's story was entitled "He That is Without Sin." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Feb 19
p. 929.
MPN
22 Feb 19
p. 1222.
MPW
22 Feb 19
p. 1108.
New York Morning Telegraph
20 Jun 19
p. 50.
Variety
28 Feb 19
p. 56.
Wid's
9 Feb 19
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
9 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13383
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lea Montrose marries Dorian Vanderveer, who is rich, rather than Jack Harley, whom she loves. After a happy honeymoon, Vanderveer returns one night from a lawyer's dinner greatly intoxicated. Lea's initial disgust increases when she learns that his drinking is habitual and inherited. Although Vanderveer promises to reform, his many failures cause Lea to lose hope. She joins a cult led by Dr. Studholm Charters that has become popular with society women, but her only real solace comes when Jack returns to New York after becoming a successful engineer. The birth of Lea's child causes Vanderveer to go away to seriously attempt a cure. Charters, discovering that the child is Jack's, threatens to reveal this unless Lea has sex with him. When Vanderveer learns of Charters' demand, he gets drunk and quietly chokes Charters to death. He then forgives Lea and shoots himself. After Lea tells Jack that she always loved him best, they ... +


Lea Montrose marries Dorian Vanderveer, who is rich, rather than Jack Harley, whom she loves. After a happy honeymoon, Vanderveer returns one night from a lawyer's dinner greatly intoxicated. Lea's initial disgust increases when she learns that his drinking is habitual and inherited. Although Vanderveer promises to reform, his many failures cause Lea to lose hope. She joins a cult led by Dr. Studholm Charters that has become popular with society women, but her only real solace comes when Jack returns to New York after becoming a successful engineer. The birth of Lea's child causes Vanderveer to go away to seriously attempt a cure. Charters, discovering that the child is Jack's, threatens to reveal this unless Lea has sex with him. When Vanderveer learns of Charters' demand, he gets drunk and quietly chokes Charters to death. He then forgives Lea and shoots himself. After Lea tells Jack that she always loved him best, they marry. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Social, Society


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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