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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Love, Honor and Obey , which was the title of Monte M. Katterjohn's original story. As Metro released a film with that title just before this film's completion, the title to this film was changed. It had its premiere in Tulsa, OK on 18 Feb ... More Less

The working title of this film was Love, Honor and Obey , which was the title of Monte M. Katterjohn's original story. As Metro released a film with that title just before this film's completion, the title to this film was changed. It had its premiere in Tulsa, OK on 18 Feb 1920. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Feb 20
p. 1327.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2533, 2595.
MPW
6 Sep 19
p. 1490.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 912.
MPW
13 Mar 20
p. 1842.
Wid's
7 Mar 20
p. 19.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Love, Honor and Obey
Release Date:
February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Equity Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP17241
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After small town attorney Deane Kendall wins an important case, he is lured to the city by a prestigious law firm. Accompanying him is his wife Edith, who retains her small town ways and hence does not fit into her husband's new social world. When adventuress Georgia Wilson meets the promising attorney, she falls in love and determines to break up his marriage. Georgia arranges for artist Charles Madison to lure Edith to his apartments and then seduce her. Resisting his advances, Edith flees back to the innocent town of Harmony. Soon after, Kendall arrives, informed by Georgia that his wife is with Madison. However, the artist's mistress, who witnessed the incident, testifies to Edith's purity, and Kendall follows Edith back to their home town where they are ... +


After small town attorney Deane Kendall wins an important case, he is lured to the city by a prestigious law firm. Accompanying him is his wife Edith, who retains her small town ways and hence does not fit into her husband's new social world. When adventuress Georgia Wilson meets the promising attorney, she falls in love and determines to break up his marriage. Georgia arranges for artist Charles Madison to lure Edith to his apartments and then seduce her. Resisting his advances, Edith flees back to the innocent town of Harmony. Soon after, Kendall arrives, informed by Georgia that his wife is with Madison. However, the artist's mistress, who witnessed the incident, testifies to Edith's purity, and Kendall follows Edith back to their home town where they are reconciled. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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