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Goldwyn ads, and at least one contemporary review, credit Henley with the film's direction, but most contemporary reviews and the copyright records credit Schertzinger. The film opened in New York on 10 Aug ... More Less

Goldwyn ads, and at least one contemporary review, credit Henley with the film's direction, but most contemporary reviews and the copyright records credit Schertzinger. The film opened in New York on 10 Aug 1919. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Aug 19
p. 987.
ETR
6 Sep 19
p. 1188.
MPN
23 Aug 19
p. 1691.
MPW
17 Apr 20
p. 3532.
New York Times
11 Aug 19
p. 9.
Variety
15 Aug 19
p. 71.
Wid's
17 Aug 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13987
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When unemployed Midwesterner Madge Nelson arrives in the Western town of Roaring River in response to an advertisement for a wife, she discovers that Hugo Ennis, the intended husband, is absent. The advertisement was actually placed by a spiteful Sophy McGurn whose advances were rejected by Hugo. When Hugo returns home he suspects Madge is a blackmailer and denounces her. They quarrel and the frightened Madge shoots Hugo, but then quickly summons a doctor and nurses him. Spurred on by Sophy, Madge is branded an adventuress and narrowly escapes the townspeople's vengeance. Hugo changes public sentiment by announcing that he shot himself. Sophy's schemes are unsuccessful and Madge and Hugo find happinsss ... +


When unemployed Midwesterner Madge Nelson arrives in the Western town of Roaring River in response to an advertisement for a wife, she discovers that Hugo Ennis, the intended husband, is absent. The advertisement was actually placed by a spiteful Sophy McGurn whose advances were rejected by Hugo. When Hugo returns home he suspects Madge is a blackmailer and denounces her. They quarrel and the frightened Madge shoots Hugo, but then quickly summons a doctor and nurses him. Spurred on by Sophy, Madge is branded an adventuress and narrowly escapes the townspeople's vengeance. Hugo changes public sentiment by announcing that he shot himself. Sophy's schemes are unsuccessful and Madge and Hugo find happinsss together. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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