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Some sources list the story writer's name as Marion Fremont. Contemporary reviews credit Walter Higby with the role of William Jenkins' father, but the 1920 MPSD credits Wilbur Higby, as do some modern sources. Modern sources credit James Smith as film ... More Less

Some sources list the story writer's name as Marion Fremont. Contemporary reviews credit Walter Higby with the role of William Jenkins' father, but the 1920 MPSD credits Wilbur Higby, as do some modern sources. Modern sources credit James Smith as film editor. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jun 19
p. 133.
MPC
19 Aug
p. 60.
MPN
7 Jun 19
p. 3813.
MPN
14 Jun 19
p. 4029.
MPW
3 Apr 20
p. 2003.
New York Morning Telegraph
8 Jun 1919.
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New York Times
19 Jun
p. 20.
Photoplay
19 Sep
p. 117.
Variety
6 Jun 19
p. 49.
Wid's
8 Jun 19
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
D. W. Griffith
Copyright Date:
4 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13810
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,213
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Simple country girl Susie May Trueheart sells her cow and some other possessions to pay secretly for her sweetheart, neighbor William Jenkins, to go to college to be a minister. Although Susie prepares for his proposal when he returns, she unhappily settles for his friendship when he marries the flashily dressed Bettina Hopkins, a milliner from Chicago. Disappointed in his marriage, as is Bettina, William warns Susie to be sure she marries the right man, while his wife clandestinely resumes a flirtation with Sporty Malone. After Bettina sneaks out to a party with Sporty and spends the night with Susie, having lost her house key, she becomes ill from the storm that night and dies. William, believing Bettina's story that she went out that night to get a book he wanted, vows never to marry again, but when he finds out about Susie's sacrifice for his education and that Bettina went to the party, he and Susie are ... +


Simple country girl Susie May Trueheart sells her cow and some other possessions to pay secretly for her sweetheart, neighbor William Jenkins, to go to college to be a minister. Although Susie prepares for his proposal when he returns, she unhappily settles for his friendship when he marries the flashily dressed Bettina Hopkins, a milliner from Chicago. Disappointed in his marriage, as is Bettina, William warns Susie to be sure she marries the right man, while his wife clandestinely resumes a flirtation with Sporty Malone. After Bettina sneaks out to a party with Sporty and spends the night with Susie, having lost her house key, she becomes ill from the storm that night and dies. William, believing Bettina's story that she went out that night to get a book he wanted, vows never to marry again, but when he finds out about Susie's sacrifice for his education and that Bettina went to the party, he and Susie are reunited. +

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