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The pre-release title of this film was A Soul Adrift . According to modern sources, Harry Forbes and Alfred Ortlieb were the cameramen on this ... More Less

The pre-release title of this film was A Soul Adrift . According to modern sources, Harry Forbes and Alfred Ortlieb were the cameramen on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Mar 20
p. 1570.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2591.
MPN
20 Mar 20
p. 2672.
MPN
31 May 20
p. 14.
MPW
11 Jan 19
p. 243.
MPW
25 Jan 19
p. 522.
MPW
28 Feb 20
p. 1445.
MPW
13 Mar 20
p. 1838.
New York Morning Telegraph
7 Mar 1920.
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Variety
9 Apr 20
p. 60.
Wid's
7 Mar 20
p. 15.
CAST
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Soul Adrift
Release Date:
14 March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
24 February 1920
Copyright Number:
LU14773
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While visiting a small village, popular young artist Robert Williams meets innocent country girl Helen Sanderson and, enchanted by her beauty, induces the girl to pose for him. An attraction develops between them, but just as the portrait is completed, Robert is called back to the city. Helen fails to hear from him again and Robert's neglect draws her to the city, where she is sent to a reformatory on a false charge. Once released, she begs Judge Princeton for help and, feeling sorry for the unfortunate girl, he introduces her to playwright George Wendbourg, who adopts Helen and makes her a great actress. Seeing Helen on stage reawakens Robert's love for her and he begs her for forgiveness. After initially snubbing him, Helen relents and the two finally are ... +


While visiting a small village, popular young artist Robert Williams meets innocent country girl Helen Sanderson and, enchanted by her beauty, induces the girl to pose for him. An attraction develops between them, but just as the portrait is completed, Robert is called back to the city. Helen fails to hear from him again and Robert's neglect draws her to the city, where she is sent to a reformatory on a false charge. Once released, she begs Judge Princeton for help and, feeling sorry for the unfortunate girl, he introduces her to playwright George Wendbourg, who adopts Helen and makes her a great actress. Seeing Helen on stage reawakens Robert's love for her and he begs her for forgiveness. After initially snubbing him, Helen relents and the two finally are reunited. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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