The House of Intrigue (1919)

Drama | 21 September 1919

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HISTORY

The novel, The House of Intrigue , first appeared in serial form in The Saturday Evening Post ... More Less

The novel, The House of Intrigue , first appeared in serial form in The Saturday Evening Post . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
6 Jun 19
p. 29.
ETR
27 Sep 19
p. 1481.
MPN
27 Sep 19
p. 2655.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Haworth Studios
Copyright Date:
15 September 1919
Copyright Number:
LU14180
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Aspiring actress Barbara Pretlow, evicted from her Manhattan room because she cannot pay the rent, innocently agrees to help divert attention from pickpocket Pinky McClone. Meanwhile, heiress Clarissa Rhinelander Bartlett, who frequently becomes infatuated with men of suspect character, falls in love with a lifeguard who is one of Pinky's cohorts. When Clarissa's guardian, Wendy Washburn, investigates the lifeguard, he falls in love with Barbara. Because Wendy convinces Barbara, in the midst of a jewel heist, that her colleagues are criminals, she escapes, but afterwards she cannot find a job. When an old man offers her one thousand dollars to impersonate Clarissa, Barbara, hungry and despairing, accepts, but after she is asked to sign Clarissa's name to a will, she thwarts the crooks who, coincidentally, are robbing Clarissa's house. Wendy, who planned the thousand dollar offer as a test of Barbara's honesty, now accepts her, while Clarissa falls in love with the policeman arresting the ... +


Aspiring actress Barbara Pretlow, evicted from her Manhattan room because she cannot pay the rent, innocently agrees to help divert attention from pickpocket Pinky McClone. Meanwhile, heiress Clarissa Rhinelander Bartlett, who frequently becomes infatuated with men of suspect character, falls in love with a lifeguard who is one of Pinky's cohorts. When Clarissa's guardian, Wendy Washburn, investigates the lifeguard, he falls in love with Barbara. Because Wendy convinces Barbara, in the midst of a jewel heist, that her colleagues are criminals, she escapes, but afterwards she cannot find a job. When an old man offers her one thousand dollars to impersonate Clarissa, Barbara, hungry and despairing, accepts, but after she is asked to sign Clarissa's name to a will, she thwarts the crooks who, coincidentally, are robbing Clarissa's house. Wendy, who planned the thousand dollar offer as a test of Barbara's honesty, now accepts her, while Clarissa falls in love with the policeman arresting the crooks. +

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