The Girl Who Came Back (1918)

Drama | 8 September 1918

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HISTORY

The picture was also reviewed as The Woman Who Came Back . Famous Players Film Co. released another version of the story, entitled Leah Kleschna , in 1913. Famous Players-Lasky produced yet another version of McLellan's play, The Moral Sinner , in 1924, with Dorothy Dalton starring and Ralph Ince directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

The picture was also reviewed as The Woman Who Came Back . Famous Players Film Co. released another version of the story, entitled Leah Kleschna , in 1913. Famous Players-Lasky produced yet another version of McLellan's play, The Moral Sinner , in 1924, with Dorothy Dalton starring and Ralph Ince directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3694.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Sep 18
p. 1178.
MPN
7 Sep 18
p. 1594.
MPW
7 Sep 18
p. 1457.
MPW
3 Jan 20
p. 19.
NYDM
21 Sep 18
p. 444.
Wid's
1 Sep 18
pp. 27-28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12765
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lois Hartner, the daughter of crook Michael Hartner, is well trained in the art of burglary and takes pride in it until she is saved from drowning by an unidentified man. Although her deep admiration for the man has awakened in her a sincere desire to reform, she reluctantly agrees to help her father steal a set of pearls that State Senator George Bayard plans to give to his fiancée, Dorothy Burton. George catches Lois at his safe, and, recognizing him as the man who saved her life, she confesses her mission. During their conversation, Ralph Burton, the governor's wayward son, enters the house and steals the jewels, and although Lois is accused of the theft, George believes her innocent. Because of George's involvement with Lois, Dorothy breaks off their engagement. George finally extricates a confession from Ralph and goes in search of Lois, who has disappeared. He finds her leading a reformed life on a friend's farm and takes her to his ... +


Lois Hartner, the daughter of crook Michael Hartner, is well trained in the art of burglary and takes pride in it until she is saved from drowning by an unidentified man. Although her deep admiration for the man has awakened in her a sincere desire to reform, she reluctantly agrees to help her father steal a set of pearls that State Senator George Bayard plans to give to his fiancée, Dorothy Burton. George catches Lois at his safe, and, recognizing him as the man who saved her life, she confesses her mission. During their conversation, Ralph Burton, the governor's wayward son, enters the house and steals the jewels, and although Lois is accused of the theft, George believes her innocent. Because of George's involvement with Lois, Dorothy breaks off their engagement. George finally extricates a confession from Ralph and goes in search of Lois, who has disappeared. He finds her leading a reformed life on a friend's farm and takes her to his heart. +

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