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Reviews and the synopsis included in the copyright descriptions call the actor playing "Harvey Wilson" George Herbert, while the Paramount studio records list him as Henry ... More Less

Reviews and the synopsis included in the copyright descriptions call the actor playing "Harvey Wilson" George Herbert, while the Paramount studio records list him as Henry Herbert. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 May 17
p. 1609.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3313.
MPW
19 May 17
pp. 1140-41.
MPW
21 Sep 17
p. 43.
NYDM
12 May 17
p. 31.
Variety
11 May 17
p. 34.
Wid's
10 May 17
pp. 298-99.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
5 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10717
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Stenographer Jane Colby is so competent that the firm of Edward Royle and Harvey Wilson relies upon her abilities. Consequently, when Jane discovers a discrepancy in one of Wilson's accounts, Royle requests the resignation of his partner. Soon after, Royle falls prey to the wiles of socialite Edith Preston, who marries him for his money although she really is in love with Wilson. With the aid of David Pierce, Edith and Wilson conspire to ruin Royle and seize his fortune for themselves. Through their stock manipulations, Royle is about to lose his assets until Jane steps in and secures his shares with the $10,000 she has been saving to buy a house. Throughout the crisis, Edith has refused to help her husband, forbidding him to use her jewels to secure a loan, and when Royle discovers his wife's duplicity with Wilson, he renounces her and turns to Jane, telling her that she is no longer a silent partner in his ... +


Stenographer Jane Colby is so competent that the firm of Edward Royle and Harvey Wilson relies upon her abilities. Consequently, when Jane discovers a discrepancy in one of Wilson's accounts, Royle requests the resignation of his partner. Soon after, Royle falls prey to the wiles of socialite Edith Preston, who marries him for his money although she really is in love with Wilson. With the aid of David Pierce, Edith and Wilson conspire to ruin Royle and seize his fortune for themselves. Through their stock manipulations, Royle is about to lose his assets until Jane steps in and secures his shares with the $10,000 she has been saving to buy a house. Throughout the crisis, Edith has refused to help her husband, forbidding him to use her jewels to secure a loan, and when Royle discovers his wife's duplicity with Wilson, he renounces her and turns to Jane, telling her that she is no longer a silent partner in his life. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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