The Career of Katherine Bush (1919)

Drama | 20 July 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Aug 19
p. 905.
MPN
16 Aug 19
p. 1497.
MPW
16 Aug 19
p. 1018.
New York Times
3 May 19
p. 712.
Variety
8 Aug 19
p. 49.
Wid's
17 Aug 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13927
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,756
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Katherine Bush, a member of a middle-class English family, wants to break into the higher ranks of society. She is entrapped by Lord Algernon Fitz-Rufus and gains experience to arm herself for a career in high society. Katherine becomes secretary to Lady Garribardine, whose nephew Gerard is unhappily married and greatly interested in Katherine. She uses Gerard's infatuation to further her ambitions and through him she meets distinguished statesman Duke Mordryn. Despite their class difference, he is so taken by Katherine that he proposes marriage, but Katherine's developed sense of honor forces her to refuse because of her previous involvement with Fitz-Rufus. The Duke recognizes Katherine's lofty character and persists until Katherine accepts his offer of ... +


Katherine Bush, a member of a middle-class English family, wants to break into the higher ranks of society. She is entrapped by Lord Algernon Fitz-Rufus and gains experience to arm herself for a career in high society. Katherine becomes secretary to Lady Garribardine, whose nephew Gerard is unhappily married and greatly interested in Katherine. She uses Gerard's infatuation to further her ambitions and through him she meets distinguished statesman Duke Mordryn. Despite their class difference, he is so taken by Katherine that he proposes marriage, but Katherine's developed sense of honor forces her to refuse because of her previous involvement with Fitz-Rufus. The Duke recognizes Katherine's lofty character and persists until Katherine accepts his offer of marriage. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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