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HISTORY

According to a news item appearing before the film's release, the film was written by Margaret Turnbull and William C. de Mille. One contemporary critic noticed Tom Forman, Ernest Joy and Mrs. McChord playing small roles in the film. Items in the Paramount studio records refer repeatedly to the film being based on a novel by Wilkie Collins, but contemporary sources make no reference to the title of Collins' ... More Less

According to a news item appearing before the film's release, the film was written by Margaret Turnbull and William C. de Mille. One contemporary critic noticed Tom Forman, Ernest Joy and Mrs. McChord playing small roles in the film. Items in the Paramount studio records refer repeatedly to the film being based on a novel by Wilkie Collins, but contemporary sources make no reference to the title of Collins' work. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Jun 15
p. 991.
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 55.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 67.
MPW
1 May 20
p. 724.
MPW
5 Jun 15
p. 1624, 1692
MPW
6 Jan 16
pp. 235-36.
NYDM
26 May 15
p. 33.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LU5322
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Margery Huntley, an orphan working at a New York dressmaking establishment, is sent to prison after wealthy kleptomaniac Helen North places some stolen lace in Margery's handbag. Afterwards, Margery becomes a nurse, until the hospital learns about her record. Margery leaves to be a nurse in a Red Cross Emergency Hospital in Belgium, while Helen, also in Belgium to care for her invalid father, finds herself penniless after his death. While attempting to leave for California to live with her father's wealthy friend, Helen, along with other refugees, is attacked by German airships. As Margery cares for her in the hospital, a shell explodes. Thinking that Helen is dying, Margery leaves to impersonate her in California. She falls in love with Dr. Richard Carlton, a wounded Red Cross surgeon, and they are about to marry when Helen appears. Because Helen will not allow her to leave quietly, Margery denies Helen's truthful accusations until she realizes that Helen will be sent to an insane asylum. Margery then confesses, but Carlton declares that he loves her ... +


Margery Huntley, an orphan working at a New York dressmaking establishment, is sent to prison after wealthy kleptomaniac Helen North places some stolen lace in Margery's handbag. Afterwards, Margery becomes a nurse, until the hospital learns about her record. Margery leaves to be a nurse in a Red Cross Emergency Hospital in Belgium, while Helen, also in Belgium to care for her invalid father, finds herself penniless after his death. While attempting to leave for California to live with her father's wealthy friend, Helen, along with other refugees, is attacked by German airships. As Margery cares for her in the hospital, a shell explodes. Thinking that Helen is dying, Margery leaves to impersonate her in California. She falls in love with Dr. Richard Carlton, a wounded Red Cross surgeon, and they are about to marry when Helen appears. Because Helen will not allow her to leave quietly, Margery denies Helen's truthful accusations until she realizes that Helen will be sent to an insane asylum. Margery then confesses, but Carlton declares that he loves her anyway. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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