Full page view
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Sep 19
p. 1175.
MPN
6 Sep 19
p. 2055.
MPW
6 Sep 19
p. 1526.
Variety
29 Aug 19
p. 68.
Wid's
14 Sep 19
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14063
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,950
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When impoverished composer Eric Temple goes with his sister Alice to visit her fiancé's aunt in Ireland, he falls in love with Margaret Neville, who lives on an adjoining estate with her father and young stepmother. Lord Neville wants Margaret to marry Sir Geoffrey Pomfret, a wealthy amateur musician, but she prefers Eric, who has dedicated the song "Heartsease" from his new opera to her. After Lady Neville, who likes Eric, secretly pays some debts incurred by his deceased father and promises to submit his score to a producer, Pomfret obtains the score and tells Lord Neville about his wife's payments. Calling Eric an adventurer, Lord Neville orders him out. Margaret, believing that Eric desires Lady Neville, refuses to see him. After Eric is beaten by Pomfret's cohorts, his memory becomes foggy until, at the opening of Pomfret's opera, he and Margaret hear "Heartsease" and realize that the opera is Eric's. Pomfret is reduced to a social outcast, while Eric and Margaret ... +


When impoverished composer Eric Temple goes with his sister Alice to visit her fiancé's aunt in Ireland, he falls in love with Margaret Neville, who lives on an adjoining estate with her father and young stepmother. Lord Neville wants Margaret to marry Sir Geoffrey Pomfret, a wealthy amateur musician, but she prefers Eric, who has dedicated the song "Heartsease" from his new opera to her. After Lady Neville, who likes Eric, secretly pays some debts incurred by his deceased father and promises to submit his score to a producer, Pomfret obtains the score and tells Lord Neville about his wife's payments. Calling Eric an adventurer, Lord Neville orders him out. Margaret, believing that Eric desires Lady Neville, refuses to see him. After Eric is beaten by Pomfret's cohorts, his memory becomes foggy until, at the opening of Pomfret's opera, he and Margaret hear "Heartsease" and realize that the opera is Eric's. Pomfret is reduced to a social outcast, while Eric and Margaret marry. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.