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The film was at one time titled The Hillman . Vitagraph remade this film in 1924 in a version entitled Behold This Woman . J. Stuart Blackton directed, and Irene Rich starred. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

The film was at one time titled The Hillman . Vitagraph remade this film in 1924 in a version entitled Behold This Woman . J. Stuart Blackton directed, and Irene Rich starred. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.0336.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Dec 17
p. 293.
Motog
29 Dec 17
p. 1348.
MPN
29 Dec 17
p. 4588.
MPW
28 Apr 17
p. 560.
NYDM
22 Dec 17
p.28.
Variety
4 Jan 18
p. 44.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Hillman
Release Date:
17 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
12 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11828
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Actress Louise Martel, on her way to visit the Prince of Seyre at his country estate, is compelled to seek shelter at the home of brothers John and Stephen Strangeway when her car breaks down. Louise accepts John's warning not to visit the dissolute prince, and the next day she returns to the city. John, smitten with the actress, soon follows, even though he believes in the family superstition that foretells that evil will befall all who foresake the hills. The prince also returns to the city and continually seeks the companionship of Louise, but loses her affections to John. In an attempt to break up the romance, the Prince tells John that Louise has been his mistress. Crushed, John returns to the hills, but Louise follows and convinces him that the prince lied. The couple then marry and settle down to a life in the ... +


Actress Louise Martel, on her way to visit the Prince of Seyre at his country estate, is compelled to seek shelter at the home of brothers John and Stephen Strangeway when her car breaks down. Louise accepts John's warning not to visit the dissolute prince, and the next day she returns to the city. John, smitten with the actress, soon follows, even though he believes in the family superstition that foretells that evil will befall all who foresake the hills. The prince also returns to the city and continually seeks the companionship of Louise, but loses her affections to John. In an attempt to break up the romance, the Prince tells John that Louise has been his mistress. Crushed, John returns to the hills, but Louise follows and convinces him that the prince lied. The couple then marry and settle down to a life in the hills. +

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