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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Nov 16
p. 1195.
MPN
2 Dec 16
p. 3493.
MPW
25 Nov 16
p. 1180, 1227
NYDM
22 Jan 16
p. 674.
Variety
17 Nov 16
p. 25.
Wid's
23 Nov 16
p. 25.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Chaperon by Marion Fairfax (New York, 30 Dec 1908).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
4 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9453
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Heiress Madge Hemingway loves Jim Ogden, but because her mother is fond of titles, she must marry the money-hungry Count Van Tuyle. Unhappy with her European lifestyle, Madge leaves the count and returns to her mother's lakeside home, where she once again meets Jim. The count arrives, attempting to get his wife back, and to avoid him, Madge and Jim, whose romance is blossoming all over again, go for a canoe ride in the lake. The canoe sinks, and the couple is stranded for a night on a small island. When the count finds out, he suspects the worst, and so, after Madge's now disillusioned mother agrees to pay him off, he grants Madge a divorce so that she can marry ... +


Heiress Madge Hemingway loves Jim Ogden, but because her mother is fond of titles, she must marry the money-hungry Count Van Tuyle. Unhappy with her European lifestyle, Madge leaves the count and returns to her mother's lakeside home, where she once again meets Jim. The count arrives, attempting to get his wife back, and to avoid him, Madge and Jim, whose romance is blossoming all over again, go for a canoe ride in the lake. The canoe sinks, and the couple is stranded for a night on a small island. When the count finds out, he suspects the worst, and so, after Madge's now disillusioned mother agrees to pay him off, he grants Madge a divorce so that she can marry Jim. +

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

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