The Appearance of Evil (1918)

Drama | 7 October 1918

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1523.
ETR
12 Oct 18
p. 1623.
MPN
5 Oct 18
p. 2253.
MPW
13 Jul 18
p. 253.
MPW
26 Oct 18
p. 551.
NYDM
2 Nov 18
p. 662.
Variety
27 Sep 18
p. 44.
Wid's
13 Oct 18
pp. 13-14.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Appearance of Evil" by Horace Hazeltine (pseud. of Charles Stokes Wayne) (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12978
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,352
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy widow Maida Brown entertains airplane manufacturer Louis Letchworth at her Bayport home. Their extremely affectionate behavior, which the maid describes to her father, the head of the Purity League, so outrages the local citizens that they force Maida to leave town. Knowing that his brother's estate will revert to him in the event of Maida's remarriage, Harold Brown, Maida's brother-in-law, spies on her and finally demands an explanation. When Maida denies that Louis is her husband, Harold begins proceedings to obtain custody of her son, Gordon. Unable to bear the loss of her boy, Maida confesses that she and Louis were secretly married in Belgium. Although Maida loses her inheritance, a $100,000 investment she had made in Louis' firm pays handsome dividends. After returning the money to Harold, Maida and Louis begin their public life as man and ... +


Wealthy widow Maida Brown entertains airplane manufacturer Louis Letchworth at her Bayport home. Their extremely affectionate behavior, which the maid describes to her father, the head of the Purity League, so outrages the local citizens that they force Maida to leave town. Knowing that his brother's estate will revert to him in the event of Maida's remarriage, Harold Brown, Maida's brother-in-law, spies on her and finally demands an explanation. When Maida denies that Louis is her husband, Harold begins proceedings to obtain custody of her son, Gordon. Unable to bear the loss of her boy, Maida confesses that she and Louis were secretly married in Belgium. Although Maida loses her inheritance, a $100,000 investment she had made in Louis' firm pays handsome dividends. After returning the money to Harold, Maida and Louis begin their public life as man and wife. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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