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HISTORY

The novel was originally serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine ... More Less

The novel was originally serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Jan 20
p. 813.
MPN
31 Jan 20
p. 1319.
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 462.
Variety
14 Feb 19
p. 51.
Wid's
25 Jan 20
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
International Film Service Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14527
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,354
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Aspiring actress Elizabeth Dalton, after rehearsing a murder scene for a movie, is fired by her director at the request of the company's Wall Street backer, Sylvanus Power. Although married, Power plans to make Elizabeth his mistress and offers the unsuspecting girl a dramatic education in England, to be followed by his building a theater for her. Traveling across England after school, Elizabeth witnesses a fight between two brothers, Philip and Douglas Romilly, which ends in Douglas' supposed death. On the steamer to America, Philip, disguised as Douglas, confides in Elizabeth that he was fighting to persuade Douglas not to leave his pregnant lover. Elizabeth believes him and in New York they fall in love. After she convinces Power to produce Philip's play, both the play and her acting are hits. When Power propositions Elizabeth and discovers her passion for Philip, he summons Scotland Yard detectives, but Douglas reappears and clears Philip. Power then graciously admits his ... +


Aspiring actress Elizabeth Dalton, after rehearsing a murder scene for a movie, is fired by her director at the request of the company's Wall Street backer, Sylvanus Power. Although married, Power plans to make Elizabeth his mistress and offers the unsuspecting girl a dramatic education in England, to be followed by his building a theater for her. Traveling across England after school, Elizabeth witnesses a fight between two brothers, Philip and Douglas Romilly, which ends in Douglas' supposed death. On the steamer to America, Philip, disguised as Douglas, confides in Elizabeth that he was fighting to persuade Douglas not to leave his pregnant lover. Elizabeth believes him and in New York they fall in love. After she convinces Power to produce Philip's play, both the play and her acting are hits. When Power propositions Elizabeth and discovers her passion for Philip, he summons Scotland Yard detectives, but Douglas reappears and clears Philip. Power then graciously admits his defeat. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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