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DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Apr 18
p. 1466.
MPN
13 Apr 18
p. 2254.
MPW
13 Apr 18
p. 288.
New York Times
15 Apr 18
p. 13.
NYDM
15 Jun 18
p. 1615.
Variety
19 Apr 18
p. 44.
Wid's
18 Apr 18
pp. 1087-88.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12215
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Elinor Shale's happiness at being engaged to Gerald Forster is interrupted by the arrival of her sister Lucy, who confesses that she will soon give birth to an illegitimate child. Elinor goes into seclusion with her sister until the baby is born and then tries to find a foster mother. Seeking to estrange Gerald from Elinor so that she may marry him herself, Lucy convinces him that Elinor is the child's mother. After Lucy and Gerald's marriage, Elinor learns of her sister's perfidy and resolves to tell Gerald the truth, but at the sight of their happiness, she relents and returns home. Nol Dibdin, a family friend whose understanding of the situation has inspired in him a deep admiration for Elinor, suggests that they seek happiness together as man and ... +


Elinor Shale's happiness at being engaged to Gerald Forster is interrupted by the arrival of her sister Lucy, who confesses that she will soon give birth to an illegitimate child. Elinor goes into seclusion with her sister until the baby is born and then tries to find a foster mother. Seeking to estrange Gerald from Elinor so that she may marry him herself, Lucy convinces him that Elinor is the child's mother. After Lucy and Gerald's marriage, Elinor learns of her sister's perfidy and resolves to tell Gerald the truth, but at the sight of their happiness, she relents and returns home. Nol Dibdin, a family friend whose understanding of the situation has inspired in him a deep admiration for Elinor, suggests that they seek happiness together as man and wife. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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