The Fallen Angel (1918)

Drama | 28 July 1918

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was You Can't Get Away with It . Several sources incorrectly credit Bennett R. Cole with the scenario. The film was submitted to the Pennsylvania censors under the title Paying the Piper . Morris' story was remade by Fox in 1923 as You Can't Get Away with It , with Rowland V. Lee directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

The working title of this film was You Can't Get Away with It . Several sources incorrectly credit Bennett R. Cole with the scenario. The film was submitted to the Pennsylvania censors under the title Paying the Piper . Morris' story was remade by Fox in 1923 as You Can't Get Away with It , with Rowland V. Lee directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.6575.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Aug 18
p. 751.
ETR
7 Sep 18
p. 1159.
MPN
10 Aug 18
p. 872, 951
MPW
9 Feb 18
p. 886.
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 882.
NYDM
10 Aug 18
p. 200.
Wid's
28 Jul 18
pp. 9-10.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "You Can't Get Away with It" by Gouverneur Morris ( Cosmopolitan , May 1913).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
You Can't Get Away With It
Paying the Piper
Release Date:
28 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
28 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12702
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jill Cummings and her sisters Marguerite and Jane are left penniless when their father dies. To provide for the family, Jill accepts a sales position in a department store, where she attracts the attention of her unhappily married boss, George Hemingway. Desperate to escape her difficult circumstances, Jill accepts Hemingway's proposal that she live as his mistress and subsequently is kept in high style in a large and beautiful home. Some years later, Hemingway dies, and with the fortune he leaves her, Jill tours Europe. There she becomes engaged to Harry Adams, but when George Hemingway, Jr. appears to act as best man in the wedding, Jill is forced to confess her past to Harry. The two separate for a year to think things over, and when Harry returns, he suggests to Jill that they live together "in a happy way." Jill leaves him and continues her life ... +


Jill Cummings and her sisters Marguerite and Jane are left penniless when their father dies. To provide for the family, Jill accepts a sales position in a department store, where she attracts the attention of her unhappily married boss, George Hemingway. Desperate to escape her difficult circumstances, Jill accepts Hemingway's proposal that she live as his mistress and subsequently is kept in high style in a large and beautiful home. Some years later, Hemingway dies, and with the fortune he leaves her, Jill tours Europe. There she becomes engaged to Harry Adams, but when George Hemingway, Jr. appears to act as best man in the wedding, Jill is forced to confess her past to Harry. The two separate for a year to think things over, and when Harry returns, he suggests to Jill that they live together "in a happy way." Jill leaves him and continues her life alone. +

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