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HISTORY

Various plot synopses in the Paramount studio records give the name of the character played by Helen Dahl as either Cornelia Van Dyne or Cornelia ... More Less

Various plot synopses in the Paramount studio records give the name of the character played by Helen Dahl as either Cornelia Van Dyne or Cornelia Gifford. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Apr 16
p. 1001.
MPN
29 Apr 16
p. 2557.
MPW
29 Apr 16
p. 822, 869
New York Times
17 Apr 16
p. 9.
NYDM
7 Feb 16
p. 9.
Variety
21 Apr 16
p. 30.
Wid's
20 Apr 16
p. 523.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 April 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
30 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7953
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Believing that the lovesick and the unhealthy always welcome mail, Molly Meredith opens a letter-writing business to support herself and her young brother Bobby. One of her first subscribers is millionaire Carl Stanton, who never hears from Cornelia Bartlett, his sweetheart in the South, and so asks Molly to write him letters in her place. Although he has never met her, Carl soon falls in love, through the letters, with the woman he calls Molly Make-Believe. When Cornelia finally does write to Carl, it is so she can break off their engagement. Afterward, Carl manages to meet his letter writer, and when Molly-in-the-flesh matches precisely the image he had constructed of Molly Make-Believe, he marries her ... +


Believing that the lovesick and the unhealthy always welcome mail, Molly Meredith opens a letter-writing business to support herself and her young brother Bobby. One of her first subscribers is millionaire Carl Stanton, who never hears from Cornelia Bartlett, his sweetheart in the South, and so asks Molly to write him letters in her place. Although he has never met her, Carl soon falls in love, through the letters, with the woman he calls Molly Make-Believe. When Cornelia finally does write to Carl, it is so she can break off their engagement. Afterward, Carl manages to meet his letter writer, and when Molly-in-the-flesh matches precisely the image he had constructed of Molly Make-Believe, he marries her immediately. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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