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The film's working title was The Magnificent Jacala , and one pre-release news article refers to the film as The Beautiful Jacala ... More Less

The film's working title was The Magnificent Jacala , and one pre-release news article refers to the film as The Beautiful Jacala . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
11 Aug 1918.
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ETR
14 Sep 18
p. 1256.
ETR
5 Oct 17
p. 1517.
MPN
1 Jul 18
p. 29, 9
MPN
3 Aug 18
p. 743.
MPN
7 Sep 18
p. 1608.
MPN
21 Sep 18
p. 1914.
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1924.
MPW
5 Oct 18
p. 117.
NYDM
28 Sep 18
p. 482.
Variety
20 Sep 18
p. 46.
Wid's
15 Sep 18
pp. 5-6.
CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Magnificent Jacala" by Louise Winter in Parisienne Magazine (4 May 1918).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Beautiful Jacala
The Magnificent Jacala
Release Date:
9 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
31 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12804
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jacala, a strong-willed, temperamental ranch girl, inherits her father's millions and moves from Montana to New York, determined to earn a place in society. There she meets and is strongly attracted to Kenneth Hyde, but believing him to be a worthless man-about-town with a neglected wife, she hires Tony Dewey to pose as her fiancé. Tony wants a wealthy wife, and when his attentions toward Jacala are sternly rebuffed, he spreads scandalous stories about her. Jacala learns that Kenneth's supposed wife is actually his sister, and he, in turn, believes her claims that Tony's stories are untrue. With Kenneth, Jacala retreats from the superficial society life she had once ... +


Jacala, a strong-willed, temperamental ranch girl, inherits her father's millions and moves from Montana to New York, determined to earn a place in society. There she meets and is strongly attracted to Kenneth Hyde, but believing him to be a worthless man-about-town with a neglected wife, she hires Tony Dewey to pose as her fiancé. Tony wants a wealthy wife, and when his attentions toward Jacala are sternly rebuffed, he spreads scandalous stories about her. Jacala learns that Kenneth's supposed wife is actually his sister, and he, in turn, believes her claims that Tony's stories are untrue. With Kenneth, Jacala retreats from the superficial society life she had once coveted. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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