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DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Nov 18
p. 1875.
MPN
16 Nov 18
p. 2992.
MPW
16 Nov 18
p. 759.
MPW
16 Nov 18
p. 2987.
New York Times
9 Dec 18
p. 11.
Variety
13 Dec 18
p. 41.
Wid's
22 Dec 1918.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
8 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12984
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,517
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Walsingham Van Dorn, a rather unsuccessful book agent, is stunned to learn that he has inherited forty million dollars from his two uncles. Van Dorn asks his attorney Wilkins to handle the responsibilities entailed in managing the fortune and then retires to his mansion. One evening, however, he is awakened by a young woman named Desiree Lane, who refuses to leave until the two million dollars that his uncles swindled away from her father is restored. Van Dorn tries to return the money but discovers that Wilkins has stolen it and fled. Van Dorn and Desiree set out to find him, but when the hotel in which they have stopped for the night burns down, they are left standing in the street clad only in pajamas. To avoid a scandal, they marry and happily settle down. Two years later, Wilkins, unable to handle the fortune, returns it, but the young couple wonders whether they will continue to be happy as ... +


Walsingham Van Dorn, a rather unsuccessful book agent, is stunned to learn that he has inherited forty million dollars from his two uncles. Van Dorn asks his attorney Wilkins to handle the responsibilities entailed in managing the fortune and then retires to his mansion. One evening, however, he is awakened by a young woman named Desiree Lane, who refuses to leave until the two million dollars that his uncles swindled away from her father is restored. Van Dorn tries to return the money but discovers that Wilkins has stolen it and fled. Van Dorn and Desiree set out to find him, but when the hotel in which they have stopped for the night burns down, they are left standing in the street clad only in pajamas. To avoid a scandal, they marry and happily settle down. Two years later, Wilkins, unable to handle the fortune, returns it, but the young couple wonders whether they will continue to be happy as millionaires. +

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