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This film was re-issued by Famous Players-Lasky Corp. in their Success Series on 30 Mar ... More Less

This film was re-issued by Famous Players-Lasky Corp. in their Success Series on 30 Mar 1919. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Apr 19
p. 1451.
Motog
28 Aug 15
p. 439.
MPN
31 Jul 15
p. 71.
MPN
12 Jun 15
p. 10, 37
MPW
31 Jul 15
p. 840.
MPW
21 Aug 15
p. 1326, 1396
New York Times
23 Oct 10
p. 9.
NYDM
18 Aug 15
p. 28.
Variety
13 Aug 15
p. 17.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Sold by George Erastov (production undetermined, 1910).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 August 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
12 July 1915
Copyright Number:
LU5794
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Donald Bryant and Robert Wainwright, students at a Washington Square art school, both love Helen, another student. After Donald wins the prize for the best work, he and Helen marry. While Wainwright goes to Paris and achieves fame and wealth, Donald, refusing to pander to the public's taste, is forced to live in genteel poverty. The art dealer Dolbeare, confident of Donald's talent, gives him $5,000 and an uptown studio in exchange for everything Donald paints. When Dolbeare leers at a nude that Donald painted of Helen, and Donald destroys it, Dolbeare dispossesses Donald and demands the $5,000. Meanwhile, Wainwright, back from Paris, asks Dolbeare's help to find a model. Helen, learning that Wainwright admires Donald's sketches of her, offers herself to obtain the needed $5,000. After a few semi-nude poses, Donald, thinking that Helen is unfaithful, goes to Wainwright's studio with a gun. Helen, hiding during the struggle, is accidentally shot in the breast. After a physician diagnoses the wound as slight, Donald listens to Wainwright's explanations and reaffirms his love for ... +


Donald Bryant and Robert Wainwright, students at a Washington Square art school, both love Helen, another student. After Donald wins the prize for the best work, he and Helen marry. While Wainwright goes to Paris and achieves fame and wealth, Donald, refusing to pander to the public's taste, is forced to live in genteel poverty. The art dealer Dolbeare, confident of Donald's talent, gives him $5,000 and an uptown studio in exchange for everything Donald paints. When Dolbeare leers at a nude that Donald painted of Helen, and Donald destroys it, Dolbeare dispossesses Donald and demands the $5,000. Meanwhile, Wainwright, back from Paris, asks Dolbeare's help to find a model. Helen, learning that Wainwright admires Donald's sketches of her, offers herself to obtain the needed $5,000. After a few semi-nude poses, Donald, thinking that Helen is unfaithful, goes to Wainwright's studio with a gun. Helen, hiding during the struggle, is accidentally shot in the breast. After a physician diagnoses the wound as slight, Donald listens to Wainwright's explanations and reaffirms his love for Helen. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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