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The working title of this film was The Parasites ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Parasites . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Feb 17
p. 774.
Motog
17 Feb 17
pp. 374-75.
MPN
24 Feb 17
p. 1254.
MPN
1 Jan 21
p. 449.
MPW
24 Feb 17
p. 1206, 1250
NYDM
17 Feb 17
p. 26.
Wid's
15 Feb 17
pp. 109-10.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Parasites
Release Date:
19 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10166
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When writer Mark Dunbar attains success in the literary world, he soon drifts away from his closest friends, Doris Golden, a newspaper reporter, and Hugh Eltinge, an artist. Upon meeting fortune hunter Ruby Trailes, Mark is captivated by her and fails to see her shallowness. Once they are married, Ruby begins to make extravagant expenditures and makes Mark's life miserable, accusing him of infidelity with his old friend Doris. Hugh, who loves Doris himself, plans to set Mark free from his unhappy marriage by posing as a millionaire. He soon wins Ruby's fickle admiration, and after discovering his friend and his wife in a compromising position Mark obtains a divorce. Mark condemns his friend at first, but recants when he later learns to what lengths Hugh has gone to restore him to the woman he really ... +


When writer Mark Dunbar attains success in the literary world, he soon drifts away from his closest friends, Doris Golden, a newspaper reporter, and Hugh Eltinge, an artist. Upon meeting fortune hunter Ruby Trailes, Mark is captivated by her and fails to see her shallowness. Once they are married, Ruby begins to make extravagant expenditures and makes Mark's life miserable, accusing him of infidelity with his old friend Doris. Hugh, who loves Doris himself, plans to set Mark free from his unhappy marriage by posing as a millionaire. He soon wins Ruby's fickle admiration, and after discovering his friend and his wife in a compromising position Mark obtains a divorce. Mark condemns his friend at first, but recants when he later learns to what lengths Hugh has gone to restore him to the woman he really loves. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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