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Some sources credit Irene West as acting in the film rather than Isabelle West. The film was shot in and around Miami, FL, Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains in NY, and at Fort Lee, ... More Less

Some sources credit Irene West as acting in the film rather than Isabelle West. The film was shot in and around Miami, FL, Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains in NY, and at Fort Lee, NJ. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Jul 19
p. 569.
MPN
19 Jul 19
p. 785.
MPW
19 Jul 19
p. 409.
New York Times
23 Nov 1919.
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Variety
11 Jul 19
p. 61.
Wid's
13 Jul 19
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13897
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,483
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Sheila Cardross discovers from an overheard remark that she is the adopted daughter of her wealthy parents, she secretly marries her childhood friend, Louis Malcourt, for his name, but remains a wife "in name only" because she cannot stand his touch. In Palm Beach she and landscape architect John Garret Hamil III fall in love, but she refuses to get a divorce because of the effect it would have on her foster parents. She finally tells them of the marriage and because they insist on a public marriage, she remarries Malcourt which causes Garry to become seriously ill. With Malcourt's consent Sheila nurses Garry to health. Malcourt, seeing their affection for each other, consults his dead father for advice through a séance. Malcourt's father advises suicide and after Malcourt's death, Sheila and Garry are able to fully pursue their ... +


When Sheila Cardross discovers from an overheard remark that she is the adopted daughter of her wealthy parents, she secretly marries her childhood friend, Louis Malcourt, for his name, but remains a wife "in name only" because she cannot stand his touch. In Palm Beach she and landscape architect John Garret Hamil III fall in love, but she refuses to get a divorce because of the effect it would have on her foster parents. She finally tells them of the marriage and because they insist on a public marriage, she remarries Malcourt which causes Garry to become seriously ill. With Malcourt's consent Sheila nurses Garry to health. Malcourt, seeing their affection for each other, consults his dead father for advice through a séance. Malcourt's father advises suicide and after Malcourt's death, Sheila and Garry are able to fully pursue their romance. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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