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In 1919 an injunction restraining the use of the title "Happiness" as the title of any film was issued by a United States Court in response to the application of J. Hartley Manners, the author of the play Happiness , who started his suit after Triangle released this film. The stories of the film and the play were not ... More Less

In 1919 an injunction restraining the use of the title "Happiness" as the title of any film was issued by a United States Court in response to the application of J. Hartley Manners, the author of the play Happiness , who started his suit after Triangle released this film. The stories of the film and the play were not similar. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 May 17
p. 1608.
MPN
19 May 17
p. 3159.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1138.
MPW
13 Oct 17
p. 265.
MPW
12 Apr 19
p. 197.
NYDM
5 May 17
p. 31.
NYDM
12 May 17
p. 28.
Variety
4 May 17
p. 27.
Wid's
10 May 17
pp. 299-300.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 May 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Doris Wingate is featured in a Sunday magazine supplement as the most snobbish girl in America. In reality, Doris is lovable and eager for friends, and it is her Aunt Priscilla who deliberately cultivates the false impression. Realizing this, her uncle ships Doris off to a co-educational college, but unfortunately, her reputation preceded her and she is snubbed by the other students. However, in Robert Lee Hollister, a fellow student who takes in washing to earn his tuition, and his little helper Dolly Temple, Doris finds true friends. Entering into a business partnership with her new friends, Doris spends her happiest hours sorting linen until her Aunt Priscilla arrives to break up the match. Doris defies her aunt and elopes with Bob, thus shattering her image as a snob, and the two settle down to a happy life ... +


Doris Wingate is featured in a Sunday magazine supplement as the most snobbish girl in America. In reality, Doris is lovable and eager for friends, and it is her Aunt Priscilla who deliberately cultivates the false impression. Realizing this, her uncle ships Doris off to a co-educational college, but unfortunately, her reputation preceded her and she is snubbed by the other students. However, in Robert Lee Hollister, a fellow student who takes in washing to earn his tuition, and his little helper Dolly Temple, Doris finds true friends. Entering into a business partnership with her new friends, Doris spends her happiest hours sorting linen until her Aunt Priscilla arrives to break up the match. Doris defies her aunt and elopes with Bob, thus shattering her image as a snob, and the two settle down to a happy life together. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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