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DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Mar 20
p. 1662.
MPN
20 Mar 20
p. 2790.
MPW
20 Mar 20
p. 2009.
New York Morning Telegraph
21 Mar 1920.
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Variety
12 Mar 20
p. 53.
Wid's
14 Mar 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
11 February 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14745
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When socialite Helen Stevens obtains a job on a New York newspaper, she is met by much derision from the staff. Befriended by a heavy-drinking reporter named Jack Rawson, Helen rises to the position of advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist. One night Helen is assigned to a missing-girl story, and Jack promises to accompany her. However, he gets drunk instead, and later, awakening from a stupor, he stumbles upon the scene of a murder. Slipping into unconsciousness again, Jack awakens the next morning to find himself accused of the killing. Helen, with the aid of one of her lovelorn letters, investigates the story and uncovers the real murderer. Jack reforms and Helen takes him home to meet her ... +


When socialite Helen Stevens obtains a job on a New York newspaper, she is met by much derision from the staff. Befriended by a heavy-drinking reporter named Jack Rawson, Helen rises to the position of advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist. One night Helen is assigned to a missing-girl story, and Jack promises to accompany her. However, he gets drunk instead, and later, awakening from a stupor, he stumbles upon the scene of a murder. Slipping into unconsciousness again, Jack awakens the next morning to find himself accused of the killing. Helen, with the aid of one of her lovelorn letters, investigates the story and uncovers the real murderer. Jack reforms and Helen takes him home to meet her mother. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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