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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
27 Nov 20
p. 4155.
ETR
2 Oct 20
p. 1926.
MPW
4 Dec 20
p. 646.
New York Morning Telegraph
5 Sep 1920.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Pioneer Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15535
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,672
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, Francine D'Espard, a young French woman, meets William Holliday, a U.S. Army officer at the front, and they become engaged. Returning to America, William finds his father at the mercy of his business rival, Ezekiel Bates. Shortly after, when Francine arrives in America to marry her fiancé, she is informed that her lover is about to marry Bates's daughter Susan. Her love now turning to hate, Francine devotes herself to the task of destroying her former suitor. Through her connections with the U.S. Secret Service, the two are involved in many adventures, and just as Francine is about to avenge herself, she discovers that Holliday has been true to her all the time. Upon finding evidence that Bates, in addition to being the cause of all their troubles, also has defrauded the government, Francine has him arrested and finally is reunited with her ... +


During World War I, Francine D'Espard, a young French woman, meets William Holliday, a U.S. Army officer at the front, and they become engaged. Returning to America, William finds his father at the mercy of his business rival, Ezekiel Bates. Shortly after, when Francine arrives in America to marry her fiancé, she is informed that her lover is about to marry Bates's daughter Susan. Her love now turning to hate, Francine devotes herself to the task of destroying her former suitor. Through her connections with the U.S. Secret Service, the two are involved in many adventures, and just as Francine is about to avenge herself, she discovers that Holliday has been true to her all the time. Upon finding evidence that Bates, in addition to being the cause of all their troubles, also has defrauded the government, Francine has him arrested and finally is reunited with her lover. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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