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DATE
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ETR
20 Jul 18
p. 504.
ETR
27 Jul 18
p. 673.
MPN
27 Jul 18
p. 573.
MPN
21 Sep 18
p. 1773.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 716, 723
NYDM
27 Jul 18
p. 126.
Variety
19 Jul 18
p. 37.
Wid's
21 Jul 18
pp. 29-30.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel To the Highest Bidder by Florence Morse Kingsley (New York, 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
13 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12662
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,755
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although Barbara Preston works diligently to maintain her farm for herself and her little brother Jimmy, she finally finds herself unable to make the mortgage payments. The avaricious Stephen Jarvis, who holds the mortgage, offers to cancel the debt if she will become his housekeeper, but Barbara, suspicious of his motives, refuses. In despair, Barbara visits the auctioneer and arranges to offer her services as a housekeeper to the highest bidder. Her old sweetheart, David Whitcomb, is outbid by an unidentified man, who actually is Stephen's agent. Later, David becomes enamored of an attractive waitress and deserts Barbara, and she subsequently learns that it was Stephen who bought her. Stephen falls deeply in love with Barbara and they are ... +


Although Barbara Preston works diligently to maintain her farm for herself and her little brother Jimmy, she finally finds herself unable to make the mortgage payments. The avaricious Stephen Jarvis, who holds the mortgage, offers to cancel the debt if she will become his housekeeper, but Barbara, suspicious of his motives, refuses. In despair, Barbara visits the auctioneer and arranges to offer her services as a housekeeper to the highest bidder. Her old sweetheart, David Whitcomb, is outbid by an unidentified man, who actually is Stephen's agent. Later, David becomes enamored of an attractive waitress and deserts Barbara, and she subsequently learns that it was Stephen who bought her. Stephen falls deeply in love with Barbara and they are married. +

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