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According to press release items, Henri Bendel, who frequently designed costumes for Geraldine Farrar, designed and "aged" the "rag" dress she wore in this production. Sniffles Tellegen was Farrar's Pekingese dog. Some sources list the film as a six-reeler. Diva Pictures, Inc. was Farrar's production company, which made films exclusively for ... More Less

According to press release items, Henri Bendel, who frequently designed costumes for Geraldine Farrar, designed and "aged" the "rag" dress she wore in this production. Sniffles Tellegen was Farrar's Pekingese dog. Some sources list the film as a six-reeler. Diva Pictures, Inc. was Farrar's production company, which made films exclusively for Goldwyn. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Feb 19
p. 927.
MPN
25 Jan 19
p. 474.
MPN
1 Mar 19
p. 1385.
MPW
19 Apr 19
p. 426.
MPW
22 Feb 19
p. 1080.
Variety
14 Feb 19
p. 52.
Wid's
16 Feb 19
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Diva Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13268
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Devoted mother and wife Muriel Barnes is married to prominent businessman Judson Barnes. When Frank Craftley, a promoter of fake mining enterprises, gains social access to her home, he believes he has seen Muriel before, and realizes that his partner, miner Jack McGoff, has a photograph of her as Cora Lamont. McGoff had married Cora in Alaska while he already had a wife, and forced Cora to become a dance hall girl. Cora had escaped by shooting McGoff in self-defense. Craftley works upon Muriel's fears until she persuades her husband to go west to examine Craftley's claim. McGoff visits Muriel, who has set up a ruse. Aware that there is a policeman below, Muriel arranges the room to appear as if there had been a robbery, and then screams for help. McGoff is killed after opening fire on the policeman. The shadows of Muriel's past are ... +


Devoted mother and wife Muriel Barnes is married to prominent businessman Judson Barnes. When Frank Craftley, a promoter of fake mining enterprises, gains social access to her home, he believes he has seen Muriel before, and realizes that his partner, miner Jack McGoff, has a photograph of her as Cora Lamont. McGoff had married Cora in Alaska while he already had a wife, and forced Cora to become a dance hall girl. Cora had escaped by shooting McGoff in self-defense. Craftley works upon Muriel's fears until she persuades her husband to go west to examine Craftley's claim. McGoff visits Muriel, who has set up a ruse. Aware that there is a policeman below, Muriel arranges the room to appear as if there had been a robbery, and then screams for help. McGoff is killed after opening fire on the policeman. The shadows of Muriel's past are dispersed. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

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

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