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Paramount Pictures released another film based on the same source, produced by Famous Players-Lasky on 16 Apr 1922, directed by William C. de Mille and starring Agnes Ayres and Jack Holt. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

Paramount Pictures released another film based on the same source, produced by Famous Players-Lasky on 16 Apr 1922, directed by William C. de Mille and starring Agnes Ayres and Jack Holt. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.0551.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Nov 16
p. 1146.
MPN
25 Nov 16
p. 3327.
MPN
18 Nov 16
p. 1000, 1034
MPN
21 Aug 15
p. 84.
NYDM
11 Nov 16
p. 28.
Variety
3 Nov 16
p. 25.
Wid's
2 Nov 16
p. 1069.
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Bought and Paid For by George Broadhurst (New York, 26 Sep 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William A. Brady
Copyright Date:
6 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9512
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Status-conscious Virginia Blaine marries Robert Stafford, an alcoholic millionaire whom she does not love. Robert lavishes gifts and money on her, but when drunk, he treats her as a mere possession--something which he has "bought and paid for." Virginia realizes that she did indeed sell herself to the highest bidder, and so leaves Robert, even though she has come to love him. She supports herself as a shopgirl until her brother-in-law, James Gilley, tricks her and Robert into a meeting with each other, during which Robert promises to reform, and the couple decide to try married life once ... +


Status-conscious Virginia Blaine marries Robert Stafford, an alcoholic millionaire whom she does not love. Robert lavishes gifts and money on her, but when drunk, he treats her as a mere possession--something which he has "bought and paid for." Virginia realizes that she did indeed sell herself to the highest bidder, and so leaves Robert, even though she has come to love him. She supports herself as a shopgirl until her brother-in-law, James Gilley, tricks her and Robert into a meeting with each other, during which Robert promises to reform, and the couple decide to try married life once again. +

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

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