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HISTORY

Some scenes in this film were shot at the Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and at various locations in Washington, D.C. Extra Edgar Hudson in reality was Edgar Moray, the son of a millionaire silk mill owner in ... More Less

Some scenes in this film were shot at the Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and at various locations in Washington, D.C. Extra Edgar Hudson in reality was Edgar Moray, the son of a millionaire silk mill owner in Switzerland. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Jul 20
p. 626.
MPN
10 Jul 20
p. 509.
MPW
10 Jul 20
p. 253.
Variety
2 Jul 20
p. 29.
Wid's
4 Jul 20
p. 13.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15180
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Whispers are heard in the social circle of Daphne Morton because of her constant association with Dyke Summers, a married man. One night while Daphne is attending the opera with Summers, his wife spots the illicit couple, a clash erupts, and the account of the affair appears in the scandal sheet the next morning. After a quarrel with her aunt, the humiliated Daphne decides to go to Washington to seek out her father whom she has not seen since she was a child. There she meets Pat Darrick, a young reporter assigned to the Summers scandal. Unaware that Daphne is the girl in the case, Darrick falls in love with her. Summers also follows Daphne to Washington, and when Darrick sees her with her alleged lover, he is hurt and disillusioned. Daphne finally locates her father in a nearby town, where Darrick and Summers follow her. Learning the truth, Darrick abandons his job on the scandal sheet for the love of ... +


Whispers are heard in the social circle of Daphne Morton because of her constant association with Dyke Summers, a married man. One night while Daphne is attending the opera with Summers, his wife spots the illicit couple, a clash erupts, and the account of the affair appears in the scandal sheet the next morning. After a quarrel with her aunt, the humiliated Daphne decides to go to Washington to seek out her father whom she has not seen since she was a child. There she meets Pat Darrick, a young reporter assigned to the Summers scandal. Unaware that Daphne is the girl in the case, Darrick falls in love with her. Summers also follows Daphne to Washington, and when Darrick sees her with her alleged lover, he is hurt and disillusioned. Daphne finally locates her father in a nearby town, where Darrick and Summers follow her. Learning the truth, Darrick abandons his job on the scandal sheet for the love of Daphne. +

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

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