The Slave (1917)

Drama | 3 June 1917

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HISTORY

The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The King's Favorite." Wid's lists A. Lloyd Lewis as cameraman, while MPW and the 1918 MPSD credit Joseph ... More Less

The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The King's Favorite." Wid's lists A. Lloyd Lewis as cameraman, while MPW and the 1918 MPSD credit Joseph Ruttenberg. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
23 Jun 17
p. 3947.
MPW
23 Jun 17
p. 1947.
NYDM
16 Jun 17
p. 29.
Variety
10 Mar 17
p. 1672.
Wid's
28 Jun 17
p. 415.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
3 June 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10877
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Caroline, a Fifth Avenue shopgirl, is repeatedly urged by her needy mother to marry the wealthy old man who met her in her place of work. The night before giving her answer, Caroline dreams that she is the protagonist in a novel called The King's Favorite . She is pampered as long as she finds favor in his eyes, but when he insists that there be no child born, Caroline, pregnant, flees from the house and gives her baby to some nuns. After her husband's death, Caroline inherits his wealth and abandons herself to a life of pleasure. Her punishment comes when a younger man she really loves discovers her past and jilts her. At this point, Caroline awakens from her dream. The next morning, when the old man proposes to her again at the shop, she rejects ... +


Caroline, a Fifth Avenue shopgirl, is repeatedly urged by her needy mother to marry the wealthy old man who met her in her place of work. The night before giving her answer, Caroline dreams that she is the protagonist in a novel called The King's Favorite . She is pampered as long as she finds favor in his eyes, but when he insists that there be no child born, Caroline, pregnant, flees from the house and gives her baby to some nuns. After her husband's death, Caroline inherits his wealth and abandons herself to a life of pleasure. Her punishment comes when a younger man she really loves discovers her past and jilts her. At this point, Caroline awakens from her dream. The next morning, when the old man proposes to her again at the shop, she rejects him. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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