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DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Aug 18
p. 1017.
MPN
24 Aug 18
p. 1214, 1264
MPW
31 Aug 18
p. 1301.
MPW
29 May 20
p. 4491.
New York Times
26 Aug 18
p. 9.
Variety
30 Aug 18
p. 39.
Wid's
18 Aug 18
pp. 25-26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12744
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,549
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

According to the terms of her father's will, Agnes Colt must receive the consent of her brother, Horace Colt, before she marries or lose sixteen million of a twenty million dollar inheritance. Unfortunately, Agnes is in love with Robert Ridgway, a wild young man who has been expelled from Yale. Horace finally agrees to the match on condition that Robert reform himself, but before the latter returns to college, he marries his beloved Agnes "on the quiet." The sole witness at the ceremony is McGeachy, a bookmaker who later threatens to blackmail Agnes. Meanwhile, Robert learns that his brother-in-law, the Duke of Carbondale, is unsure of his wife Ethel's love and wishes to entertain two chorus girls in Robert's rooms in order to provoke her jealousy. The plan goes awry, however, with Horace and the duchess blaming Robert for the resulting scandal. Exasperated, Robert and Agnes, attired in diving suits, take refuge underwater while their various relatives and pursuers finally resolve their differences on the ... +


According to the terms of her father's will, Agnes Colt must receive the consent of her brother, Horace Colt, before she marries or lose sixteen million of a twenty million dollar inheritance. Unfortunately, Agnes is in love with Robert Ridgway, a wild young man who has been expelled from Yale. Horace finally agrees to the match on condition that Robert reform himself, but before the latter returns to college, he marries his beloved Agnes "on the quiet." The sole witness at the ceremony is McGeachy, a bookmaker who later threatens to blackmail Agnes. Meanwhile, Robert learns that his brother-in-law, the Duke of Carbondale, is unsure of his wife Ethel's love and wishes to entertain two chorus girls in Robert's rooms in order to provoke her jealousy. The plan goes awry, however, with Horace and the duchess blaming Robert for the resulting scandal. Exasperated, Robert and Agnes, attired in diving suits, take refuge underwater while their various relatives and pursuers finally resolve their differences on the shore. +

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