The Cruise of the Make-Believes (1918)

Drama | 8 September 1918

Director:

George Melford

Writer:

Edith Kennedy

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Aug 18
p. 1090.
MPN
31 Aug 18
p. 1367, 1427
New York Times
7 Sep 18
p. 1456, 1462
NYDM
14 Sep 18
p. 413.
Variety
23 Aug 18
p. 41.
Wid's
8 Sep 18
pp. 7-8.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12758
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,502
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bessie Meggison lives in the New York slums with her shiftless father but takes imaginary voyages to "Dream Valley" on a "yacht" she has built in the backyard. Gilbert Byfield, posing as a poor man while completing his book, falls in love with Bessie and secretly arranges for her to spend a month at the Byfield country estate. Bessie, elated with her new home, believes that her father has finally earned his fortune, but she returns to the tenements when she learns from the jealous Enid Crane that their newfound wealth is a sham. Gilbert visits her in Dream Valley to patch things up and wins her ... +


Bessie Meggison lives in the New York slums with her shiftless father but takes imaginary voyages to "Dream Valley" on a "yacht" she has built in the backyard. Gilbert Byfield, posing as a poor man while completing his book, falls in love with Bessie and secretly arranges for her to spend a month at the Byfield country estate. Bessie, elated with her new home, believes that her father has finally earned his fortune, but she returns to the tenements when she learns from the jealous Enid Crane that their newfound wealth is a sham. Gilbert visits her in Dream Valley to patch things up and wins her heart. +

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