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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Dec 17
p. 173.
MPN
22 Dec 17
p. 4402.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1382.
NYDM
8 Dec 17
p. 22.
Variety
21 Dec 17
p. 47.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
O. Henry Series
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Skylight Room" by O. Henry in his The Four Million (Garden City, NY, 1903).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Broadway Star Features Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11744
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The pretty and frail Elsie Leeson rents the "skylight room," the cheapest room in Mrs. Parker's New York boardinghouse. While barely supporting herself as a typist and copyist, Elsie spends her nights sitting on the boardinghouse porch, admiring the sky and chatting about her favorite star, which she has named "Billy Jackson." Although she is favored by the men boarders and envied by the women, Elsie's job orders continue to fall off until she is completely penniless. One night, weakened by a lack of food and sleep, Elsie collapses in her room while watching "Billy Jackson" through her skylight. Found the next morning by a sympathetic boarder, Elsie is rushed to the hospital where, as reported in the newspaper the following day, she is cared for by a concerned intern named Billy ... +


The pretty and frail Elsie Leeson rents the "skylight room," the cheapest room in Mrs. Parker's New York boardinghouse. While barely supporting herself as a typist and copyist, Elsie spends her nights sitting on the boardinghouse porch, admiring the sky and chatting about her favorite star, which she has named "Billy Jackson." Although she is favored by the men boarders and envied by the women, Elsie's job orders continue to fall off until she is completely penniless. One night, weakened by a lack of food and sleep, Elsie collapses in her room while watching "Billy Jackson" through her skylight. Found the next morning by a sympathetic boarder, Elsie is rushed to the hospital where, as reported in the newspaper the following day, she is cared for by a concerned intern named Billy Jackson. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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