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This was the first of a series of films produced by the Empire All-Star Corp. to be distributed by Mutual Film Corp. based on stage successes produced by Charles Frohman and featuring Charles Frohman stage stars. Ann Murdock was the last American actress signed by Frohman before his death on the Lusitania . According to some sources, the actor playing "Charles Gibson, Miriam's father" was James C. Malaide.
       For information on other film versions of Hubert Henry Davies' play, please consult the entry above for the 1935 Warner Bros. release The Girl from 10th Avenue , directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Bette Davis and Ian ... More Less

This was the first of a series of films produced by the Empire All-Star Corp. to be distributed by Mutual Film Corp. based on stage successes produced by Charles Frohman and featuring Charles Frohman stage stars. Ann Murdock was the last American actress signed by Frohman before his death on the Lusitania . According to some sources, the actor playing "Charles Gibson, Miriam's father" was James C. Malaide.
       For information on other film versions of Hubert Henry Davies' play, please consult the entry above for the 1935 Warner Bros. release The Girl from 10th Avenue , directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Bette Davis and Ian Hunter. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Sep 17
p. 557.
MPW
1 Sep 17
p. 1388, 1397
MPW
8 Sep 17
p. 1478 (ad insert), 1522
MPW
12 Oct 18
p. 552.
Wid's
20 Sep 17
p. 602.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Empire All Star Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11578
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Miriam Gibson is seduced and abandoned by a handsome adventurer, who marries an old woman with money, she becomes a prostitute to get money for her new-born child. When the baby dies, Miriam, now without hopes, goes to London and becomes the mistress and housekeeper of barrister Geoffrey Sherwood, who has become a drunkard after having been jilted by his fiancée Valentine, when she married a wealthy baronet. Miriam hopes to marry Geoffrey, but when Valentine, who is unhappy with her baronet, begins to trifle with Geoffrey, he responds and discards Miriam. Geoffrey soon realizes the shallowness of his affair with Valentine, who has not divorced the baronet, and his sense of shame is awakened by Miriam's kindness and consideration for others. They marry in a little Scottish kirk, and sail for Buenos Aires to begin a new ... +


After Miriam Gibson is seduced and abandoned by a handsome adventurer, who marries an old woman with money, she becomes a prostitute to get money for her new-born child. When the baby dies, Miriam, now without hopes, goes to London and becomes the mistress and housekeeper of barrister Geoffrey Sherwood, who has become a drunkard after having been jilted by his fiancée Valentine, when she married a wealthy baronet. Miriam hopes to marry Geoffrey, but when Valentine, who is unhappy with her baronet, begins to trifle with Geoffrey, he responds and discards Miriam. Geoffrey soon realizes the shallowness of his affair with Valentine, who has not divorced the baronet, and his sense of shame is awakened by Miriam's kindness and consideration for others. They marry in a little Scottish kirk, and sail for Buenos Aires to begin a new life. +

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