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The pre-release title of this was The Borrowed Duchess . M. Rodopho De Valentina was later known by the name Rudolph ... More Less

The pre-release title of this was The Borrowed Duchess . M. Rodopho De Valentina was later known by the name Rudolph Valentino. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1521.
MPW
12 Oct 18
p. 273, 278
NYDM
12 Oct 18
p. 553.
Variety
13 Apr 18
p. 287.
Wid's
6 Oct 18
p. 26.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Borrowed Duchess" by Perley Poore Sheehan (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12863
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Captain Parmelee, an old California fisherman, believes he is of noble birth. When social climber Mrs. Jones hears of his claims, she invites Parmelee's daughter Sydney to be her guest and introduces her to San Francisco society as a duchess. Dick Bradley falls in love with Sydney and follows her back to the fishing village after her father's claims were revealed as false. Jim, a local fisherman also in love with Sydney, abducts her in a fit of jealousy, but Dick discovers their whereabouts and the two men fight. Jim is rescued from the water by Mary, whom he later weds, leaving Dick and Sydney free to ... +


Captain Parmelee, an old California fisherman, believes he is of noble birth. When social climber Mrs. Jones hears of his claims, she invites Parmelee's daughter Sydney to be her guest and introduces her to San Francisco society as a duchess. Dick Bradley falls in love with Sydney and follows her back to the fishing village after her father's claims were revealed as false. Jim, a local fisherman also in love with Sydney, abducts her in a fit of jealousy, but Dick discovers their whereabouts and the two men fight. Jim is rescued from the water by Mary, whom he later weds, leaving Dick and Sydney free to marry. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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