A Daughter of the City (1915)

Drama | 20 December 1915

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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Motog
18 Dec 15
p. 1288, 1310
MPN
1 Jan 16
p. 85.
MPW
18 Dec 15
p. 2209, 2262
Variety
16 Oct 15
p. 465.
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LITERARY
Based on the play A Daughter of the City by H. S. Sheldon (production undetermined).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
20 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
26 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7068
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Margaret Fowler, the daughter of a poor, cynical dressmaker, sends back her engagement ring to Dick Conklin, a clerk, because she wants the finer things in life, and her mother's pleadings have convinced her that she will be as miserable as her mother if she marries Dick. After the famous artist Le Moyne paints Margaret's portrait, Dick's boss, the libertine Henry L. Bancroft, aroused by it, seeks her out and offers his friendship. Although Margaret's mother is pleased with Bancroft's interest, Margaret resists his advances. When Bancroft's wife, a social worker, offers to adopt Margaret so that she can help with her work in the slums, Margaret is afraid to be so near to Bancroft and wants to refuse, but her mother insists, thus she goes to live with them. Mrs. Bancroft, however, is aware of her husband's salacious intentions and finds Dick, who marries Margaret, now relieved to escape ... +


Margaret Fowler, the daughter of a poor, cynical dressmaker, sends back her engagement ring to Dick Conklin, a clerk, because she wants the finer things in life, and her mother's pleadings have convinced her that she will be as miserable as her mother if she marries Dick. After the famous artist Le Moyne paints Margaret's portrait, Dick's boss, the libertine Henry L. Bancroft, aroused by it, seeks her out and offers his friendship. Although Margaret's mother is pleased with Bancroft's interest, Margaret resists his advances. When Bancroft's wife, a social worker, offers to adopt Margaret so that she can help with her work in the slums, Margaret is afraid to be so near to Bancroft and wants to refuse, but her mother insists, thus she goes to live with them. Mrs. Bancroft, however, is aware of her husband's salacious intentions and finds Dick, who marries Margaret, now relieved to escape Bancroft. +

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Society


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