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HISTORY

The film was shot in the Robert Brunton studios in Los Angeles. A later adaptation of Kathleen Norris' novel was made by Tiffany Productions, Inc. in 1926. Also entitled Josselyn's Wife , that picture was directed by Alfred Santell and starred Pauline Frederick and Holmes Herbert (see ... More Less

The film was shot in the Robert Brunton studios in Los Angeles. A later adaptation of Kathleen Norris' novel was made by Tiffany Productions, Inc. in 1926. Also entitled Josselyn's Wife , that picture was directed by Alfred Santell and starred Pauline Frederick and Holmes Herbert (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 May 19
p. 1931.
MPN
17 May 19
p. 3273.
MPW
17 May 19
pp. 1072-73.
New York Morning Telegraph
10 Oct 19
p. 61.
Variety
9 May 19
p. 51.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 May 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ellen Latimer meets artist Gibbs Josselyn at a party where she is snubbed. After they fall in love and marry, they move to Europe, where Gibbs finishes his art studies, because he resents the young, frivolous wife of his father Thomas, an architect. Five years later, after Gibbs has made a name for himself, they return, responding to Thomas' plea to see his grandson Tommy. At their Long Island home, Thomas and Tommy become fast friends, while Gibbs falls prey to his flirting stepmother Lillian, to Ellen's dismay. When Ellen and Thomas find Lillian in a negligee at Gibb's studio one morning after Gibbs supposedly was working and Lillian visiting a friend, Gibbs, innocent of any wrong-doing, leaves after quarreling with Thomas and threatening to kill him. The next day, when Thomas is found dead, Gibbs is imprisoned. After Tommy calmly confesses to shooting Thomas while playing soldier, Gibbs is released and reunited with the faithful ... +


Ellen Latimer meets artist Gibbs Josselyn at a party where she is snubbed. After they fall in love and marry, they move to Europe, where Gibbs finishes his art studies, because he resents the young, frivolous wife of his father Thomas, an architect. Five years later, after Gibbs has made a name for himself, they return, responding to Thomas' plea to see his grandson Tommy. At their Long Island home, Thomas and Tommy become fast friends, while Gibbs falls prey to his flirting stepmother Lillian, to Ellen's dismay. When Ellen and Thomas find Lillian in a negligee at Gibb's studio one morning after Gibbs supposedly was working and Lillian visiting a friend, Gibbs, innocent of any wrong-doing, leaves after quarreling with Thomas and threatening to kill him. The next day, when Thomas is found dead, Gibbs is imprisoned. After Tommy calmly confesses to shooting Thomas while playing soldier, Gibbs is released and reunited with the faithful Ellen. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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