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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Jul 18
p. 423, 475.
MPN
13 Jul 18
p. 207, 257.
MPW
9 Mar 18
p. 1472.
MPW
20 Jul 18
p. 452.
NYDM
20 Jul 18
p. 91.
Variety
19 Jul 18
p. 38.
Wid's
7 Jul 18
pp. 9-10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Safety Curtain" by Ethel May Dell in The Safety Curtain and Other Stories (New York, 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12615
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Puck, who dances in a London music hall, is rescued from a stage fire by Captain Merryon, home on leave from his post in India. The next day, Puck reads that she, along with her cruel husband, a vaudeville strongman named Vulcan, are among those reported killed in the fire. Because she has fallen in love with Merryon, she agrees to accompany him to India, hoping that the reports of Vulcan's death are true. Puck and Merryon live happily until Sylvester, who had unsuccessfully sought to woo her in London, appears and threatens to contact Vulcan in Bombay unless she submits to him. When she refuses, Sylvester wires Vulcan, who promises to ruin Merryon's career if she fails to join him. Leaving Merryon a note of apology, Puck goes to Vulcan's hut to find that he has contracted cholera. Though weak, Vulcan tries to beat Puck, but falls dead from the exertion just as Merryon arrives and takes her in his ... +


Puck, who dances in a London music hall, is rescued from a stage fire by Captain Merryon, home on leave from his post in India. The next day, Puck reads that she, along with her cruel husband, a vaudeville strongman named Vulcan, are among those reported killed in the fire. Because she has fallen in love with Merryon, she agrees to accompany him to India, hoping that the reports of Vulcan's death are true. Puck and Merryon live happily until Sylvester, who had unsuccessfully sought to woo her in London, appears and threatens to contact Vulcan in Bombay unless she submits to him. When she refuses, Sylvester wires Vulcan, who promises to ruin Merryon's career if she fails to join him. Leaving Merryon a note of apology, Puck goes to Vulcan's hut to find that he has contracted cholera. Though weak, Vulcan tries to beat Puck, but falls dead from the exertion just as Merryon arrives and takes her in his arms. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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