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According to the 22 Aug 1922 FD, the film was finished and in the hands of the ... More Less

According to the 22 Aug 1922 FD, the film was finished and in the hands of the editor. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Aug 1922
p. 2.
Motion Picture News
16 Oct 15
p. 71.
Motion Picture News
25 Mar 16
p. 1768.
Moving Picture World
25 Mar 16
p. 2025, 2091
Variety
11 Mar 16
p. 1592.
Wid's
6 Apr 16
p. 486.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
WRITER
Scen
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment selected and arr by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Flirt by Booth Tarkington (Garden City, NY, 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7739
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cora Madison, the town flirt, delights in making men love her and then dropping them, so when newcomer Valentine Corliss arrives, she views him as just another potential victim. Rather than falling for her charms, however, Valentine persuades Cora to use them in getting her past suitors to invest money in one of his phony business deals. Cora soon falls in love with Valentine but also discovers, along with the other townspeople, that he has been swindling almost everyone and that he courted Cora simply to be able to use her well-respected father's name in connection with his business scam. Her relationship with Valentine ruins Cora's reputation as well as her marriage prospects, so she is forced to accept the proposal of a down-and-out former suitor, while another of the past boyfriends kills Valentine as the con artist is trying to sneak out of ... +


Cora Madison, the town flirt, delights in making men love her and then dropping them, so when newcomer Valentine Corliss arrives, she views him as just another potential victim. Rather than falling for her charms, however, Valentine persuades Cora to use them in getting her past suitors to invest money in one of his phony business deals. Cora soon falls in love with Valentine but also discovers, along with the other townspeople, that he has been swindling almost everyone and that he courted Cora simply to be able to use her well-respected father's name in connection with his business scam. Her relationship with Valentine ruins Cora's reputation as well as her marriage prospects, so she is forced to accept the proposal of a down-and-out former suitor, while another of the past boyfriends kills Valentine as the con artist is trying to sneak out of town. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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