The Marriage Lie (1918)

Drama | 27 April 1918

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
20 Apr 18
p. 1607.
MPN
27 Apr 18
p. 2526, 2583
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 587.
NYDM
26 Oct 17
p. 32.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
pp. 1102-03.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Other Thing" by Blair Hall in Parisienne Monthly Magazine (Dec 1917).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
27 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12244
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Left alone and penniless after her father dies, Eileen Orton attempts suicide. Douglas Seward, who must be married to obtain the position he seeks, befriends Eileen and offers to support her if she will pose as his wife. At first the plan succeeds, but while Douglas is working on a construction project in South America, his lecherous boss, Terence Craver, becomes infatuated with Eileen and tries to seduce her. Exhausted from illness and overwork, Douglas returns home just as Craver is attempting to force his attentions on his employee's "wife." In a rage, Douglas attacks Craver and throws him out of the house. Realizing that they are in love, Douglas and Eileen decide to end their masquerade and discover what married life is really ... +


Left alone and penniless after her father dies, Eileen Orton attempts suicide. Douglas Seward, who must be married to obtain the position he seeks, befriends Eileen and offers to support her if she will pose as his wife. At first the plan succeeds, but while Douglas is working on a construction project in South America, his lecherous boss, Terence Craver, becomes infatuated with Eileen and tries to seduce her. Exhausted from illness and overwork, Douglas returns home just as Craver is attempting to force his attentions on his employee's "wife." In a rage, Douglas attacks Craver and throws him out of the house. Realizing that they are in love, Douglas and Eileen decide to end their masquerade and discover what married life is really like. +

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