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HISTORY

The play originally opened in Washington, D.C. at the Belasco Theatre in Jun 1917. A pre-release news item also lists among the cast Ivy Shannon, Clarence Doyle, Jimmie Gorman, Larry Williams, and Julia Mann. Some sources credit Harry Lee with the role of Rev. ... More Less

The play originally opened in Washington, D.C. at the Belasco Theatre in Jun 1917. A pre-release news item also lists among the cast Ivy Shannon, Clarence Doyle, Jimmie Gorman, Larry Williams, and Julia Mann. Some sources credit Harry Lee with the role of Rev. Sunningdale. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Mar 18
p. 1144.
MPN
16 Mar 18
p. 1611.
MPW
9 Mar 18
p. 1414.
MPW
2 Nov 18
p. 623.
NYDM
9 Mar 18
p. 18.
Variety
1 Mar 18
p. 41.
Wid's
21 Mar 18
p. 1015.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12097
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the death of her father Martin, a tyrannical millionaire, the rebellious Irene Simpson-Bates decides to have a fling with her relatively meager inheritance of $15,000. Leaving her rather straitlaced sweetheart, John Norton, behind, Irene goes to New York, where she falls under the spell of the unscrupulous Courtenay Urquhart. Although he has no intention of actually marrying Irene, Urquhart persuades her to elope with him and signs them into a hotel as man and wife. John, determined to save the woman he loves, tricks Urquhart into believing that his British uncle has just left him a large inheritance. The ne'er-do-well immediately sails for England, and Irene, her eyes opened and her reputation as yet unsullied, returns to ... +


After the death of her father Martin, a tyrannical millionaire, the rebellious Irene Simpson-Bates decides to have a fling with her relatively meager inheritance of $15,000. Leaving her rather straitlaced sweetheart, John Norton, behind, Irene goes to New York, where she falls under the spell of the unscrupulous Courtenay Urquhart. Although he has no intention of actually marrying Irene, Urquhart persuades her to elope with him and signs them into a hotel as man and wife. John, determined to save the woman he loves, tricks Urquhart into believing that his British uncle has just left him a large inheritance. The ne'er-do-well immediately sails for England, and Irene, her eyes opened and her reputation as yet unsullied, returns to John. +

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