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This picture was originally titled Pretty Polly Pollard . Some scenes were shot in Washington, ... More Less

This picture was originally titled Pretty Polly Pollard . Some scenes were shot in Washington, D.C. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 May 17
p. 1680.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3312.
MPW
26 May 17
p. 1298, 1340
Variety
7 Feb 20
p. 1497.
Wid's
24 May 17
pp. 328-29.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Pretty Polly Pollard
Release Date:
21 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10712
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Pollard, once wealthy, lives in reduced circumstances in Washington, D.C. with his pretty daughter Polly. Despite her father's drinking problem and lack of money, Polly manages to move in good social circles. One day, at the home of Mrs. Madison Derwent, she meets multimillionaire George Singleton and Lieutenant Richard Travers, home on furlough from the Philippines. Also at the Derwent mansion is Baron Wootchi, a Japanese diplomat trying to obtain valuable plans that are in Travers' possession. Old Pollard owes Singleton money and tries to persuade his daughter to marry the millionaire. Polly refuses and accepts Travers' proposal instead, until her father informs her that Singleton can seize their house unless Polly pays off the debt by becoming his wife. Meanwhile the Baron offers Pollard $50,000 to produce the documents in Travers' keeping. Pollard steals the papers and goes to a roadhouse to turn them over to the Baron. Discovering the theft, Polly follows and confronts the Baron at gunpoint. Finally, Travers learns the truth of the affair, pays Pollard's debt to Singleton and wins ... +


John Pollard, once wealthy, lives in reduced circumstances in Washington, D.C. with his pretty daughter Polly. Despite her father's drinking problem and lack of money, Polly manages to move in good social circles. One day, at the home of Mrs. Madison Derwent, she meets multimillionaire George Singleton and Lieutenant Richard Travers, home on furlough from the Philippines. Also at the Derwent mansion is Baron Wootchi, a Japanese diplomat trying to obtain valuable plans that are in Travers' possession. Old Pollard owes Singleton money and tries to persuade his daughter to marry the millionaire. Polly refuses and accepts Travers' proposal instead, until her father informs her that Singleton can seize their house unless Polly pays off the debt by becoming his wife. Meanwhile the Baron offers Pollard $50,000 to produce the documents in Travers' keeping. Pollard steals the papers and goes to a roadhouse to turn them over to the Baron. Discovering the theft, Polly follows and confronts the Baron at gunpoint. Finally, Travers learns the truth of the affair, pays Pollard's debt to Singleton and wins Polly. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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