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HISTORY

Wid's attributes the production to Dorothy Phillips Productions. The film had its premiere in New York on 2 Jun 1918 when the U.S. Committee on Public Information pulled The Yanks Are Coming from the Broadway Theater at the last minute and this film was chosen to take its place. According to Var , the film was going to be released later by Jewel Productions, ... More Less

Wid's attributes the production to Dorothy Phillips Productions. The film had its premiere in New York on 2 Jun 1918 when the U.S. Committee on Public Information pulled The Yanks Are Coming from the Broadway Theater at the last minute and this film was chosen to take its place. According to Var , the film was going to be released later by Jewel Productions, Inc. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
4 May 18
p. 2663.
MPN
6 Jul 18
p. 118.
MPW
13 Jul 18
p. 246.
MPW
19 Oct 19
p. 17.
NYDM
20 Jul 18
p. 91.
Variety
28 Jun 18
p. 31, 33
Wid's
30 Jun 18
pp. 19-20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12465
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Ralph Carter embezzles $50,000 from the bank where he is employed, his wife Gloria phones bank official Jerome Harris, a wealthy man who has loved her for years, and is told that the charges against Ralph will be dropped if Gloria will offer herself as security against her husband's "loan." Accordingly, she moves into Jerome's house but rebuffs his advances, and soon he leaves her in peace. When Ralph, who has been seen in the company of chorus girls, angrily demands money from Gloria, Jerome appears and orders him from the house. Because of the covert dealings of Meyer, Jerome's secretary and a German spy, Jerome nears financial ruin, which moves Gloria to pity. Having learned of Meyer's duplicity, she confronts the spy, and as they struggle, Ralph enters and is killed. Meyer is arrested, and Gloria realizes her great love for ... +


When Ralph Carter embezzles $50,000 from the bank where he is employed, his wife Gloria phones bank official Jerome Harris, a wealthy man who has loved her for years, and is told that the charges against Ralph will be dropped if Gloria will offer herself as security against her husband's "loan." Accordingly, she moves into Jerome's house but rebuffs his advances, and soon he leaves her in peace. When Ralph, who has been seen in the company of chorus girls, angrily demands money from Gloria, Jerome appears and orders him from the house. Because of the covert dealings of Meyer, Jerome's secretary and a German spy, Jerome nears financial ruin, which moves Gloria to pity. Having learned of Meyer's duplicity, she confronts the spy, and as they struggle, Ralph enters and is killed. Meyer is arrested, and Gloria realizes her great love for Jerome. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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