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The working title of this film was The Love Light ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Love Light . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Nov 17
p. 1002.
MPN
10 Nov 17
p. 3310.
MPW
10 Nov 17
p. 874.
NYDM
5 May 17
p. 809.
Variety
26 Oct 17
p. 29.
Wid's
1 Nov 17
p. 699.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Love Light
Release Date:
3 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11999
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After being dishonored by noted artist Fielding Powell, struggling model Paula Lee resigns herself to living as his mistress until a misunderstanding causes their separation. Paula meets and falls in love with Powell's old friend Dr. Melfi, and they marry and are happy until Powell pays a visit to Dr. Melfi and is astonished when Paula is introduced to him as Melfi's wife. His old desires aroused, he forces a promise from her to visit him that night. In his home, he demands that their old relationship be continued as the price of his silence. Paula tries to escape and is struggling with him when Melfi's servant, desiring to avenge his sister's honor, which had been destroyed by Powell, plunges a knife into the artist's heart. Dr. Melfi is summoned and arrives in time to hear Powell confess that he was responsible for Paula's ... +


After being dishonored by noted artist Fielding Powell, struggling model Paula Lee resigns herself to living as his mistress until a misunderstanding causes their separation. Paula meets and falls in love with Powell's old friend Dr. Melfi, and they marry and are happy until Powell pays a visit to Dr. Melfi and is astonished when Paula is introduced to him as Melfi's wife. His old desires aroused, he forces a promise from her to visit him that night. In his home, he demands that their old relationship be continued as the price of his silence. Paula tries to escape and is struggling with him when Melfi's servant, desiring to avenge his sister's honor, which had been destroyed by Powell, plunges a knife into the artist's heart. Dr. Melfi is summoned and arrives in time to hear Powell confess that he was responsible for Paula's predicament. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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