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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
7 Jun 19
p. 1531, 1533
ETR
15 Nov 19
p. 2049.
MPN
22 Nov 19
p. 3795.
Wid's
30 Nov 19
p. 7.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LU14428
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A furor is created in the village of Queenstead after the discovery of a series of anonymous letters besmirching the reputations of upstanding citizens. Bishop Filbert's daughter Allayne faints at the altar when she receives one of the poison pen letters. Two detectives from the city try to crack the case, but the mystery widens when the infant child of Morton Wells is kidnapped. After the detectives trail a heavily robed figure to the Filbert home, they spend the night inside the house. They later find Allayne in the act of writing a poison pen letter. It is discovered that Allayne has a dual personality and writes the poison pen letters in a somnambulistic state. A specialist performs hypnosis on Allayne which successfully cures her and allows her to marry. The detectives then arrest the kidnappers and recover the ... +


A furor is created in the village of Queenstead after the discovery of a series of anonymous letters besmirching the reputations of upstanding citizens. Bishop Filbert's daughter Allayne faints at the altar when she receives one of the poison pen letters. Two detectives from the city try to crack the case, but the mystery widens when the infant child of Morton Wells is kidnapped. After the detectives trail a heavily robed figure to the Filbert home, they spend the night inside the house. They later find Allayne in the act of writing a poison pen letter. It is discovered that Allayne has a dual personality and writes the poison pen letters in a somnambulistic state. A specialist performs hypnosis on Allayne which successfully cures her and allows her to marry. The detectives then arrest the kidnappers and recover the child. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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