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William A. Brady produced the first presentation of the ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Feb 16
p. 421.
MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1162.
MPW
19 Feb 16
p. 1064.
MPW
6 May 16
p. 32.
Variety
25 Feb 16
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7632
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Myra Dymsley has developed a talent for painting and decides to leave her home town, as well as her sweetheart, Stephen Wright, and move to New York to study art in earnest. Then, when her father cannot raise the funds to send her there, Stephen gives him the money, on the condition that Myra remain unaware of the source of the donation. Once established in New York, Myra's paintings attract the attention of connoisseurs, while Myra herself attracts the attention of wealthy dilettante Robert Lawton. Myra soon falls in love with him, but Robert eventually grows tired of her, and casually ends their affair. Then, when Robert's sister learns of his jilting Myra, she forces him to go back to her and propose marriage. Myra rejects him, however, and when Stephen comes to New York to propose, she turns him down too, and insists that, for now, her top priority is her ... +


Myra Dymsley has developed a talent for painting and decides to leave her home town, as well as her sweetheart, Stephen Wright, and move to New York to study art in earnest. Then, when her father cannot raise the funds to send her there, Stephen gives him the money, on the condition that Myra remain unaware of the source of the donation. Once established in New York, Myra's paintings attract the attention of connoisseurs, while Myra herself attracts the attention of wealthy dilettante Robert Lawton. Myra soon falls in love with him, but Robert eventually grows tired of her, and casually ends their affair. Then, when Robert's sister learns of his jilting Myra, she forces him to go back to her and propose marriage. Myra rejects him, however, and when Stephen comes to New York to propose, she turns him down too, and insists that, for now, her top priority is her painting. +

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

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