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The working title for this film was For Sale . According to publicity, sets in the film replicated the drawing room and racing stable from millionaire Frank Gould's estate in Lakewood, NJ and rooms in the Plaza and St. Regis Hotels in New ... More Less

The working title for this film was For Sale . According to publicity, sets in the film replicated the drawing room and racing stable from millionaire Frank Gould's estate in Lakewood, NJ and rooms in the Plaza and St. Regis Hotels in New York. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
29 Mar 19
p. 1295.
MPN
15 Mar 19
pp. 1677-78.
MPN
29 Mar 19
p. 2023.
MPW
1 Feb 19
pp. 671-72.
New York Times
17 Mar 19
p. 13.
Variety
21 Mar 19
p. 53, 55
Wid's
30 Mar 19
p. 21.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
For Sale.
Release Date:
9 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13476
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,539
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After pleasure-loving Helen Tremaine learns that her father lost his money and killed himself, she rejects Archie Van Orden's offer of help. Seeing him try to caress her, Western millionaire Frederick Lawton, a friend of her father's, hurls Van Orden down stairs. After Helen rejects the advice of Kenneth Gordon, an idler to whom she considers herself practically engaged, to marry Lawton for his money, she tries to earn her own living. As a last resort, she agrees to marry Lawton after she fails to become a motion picture actress and almost starves. Van Orden, with the help of Gordon, who convinces Helen that Lawton lied to her, seemingly ruins Lawton. Learning that the stocks she thought her father left her were really Lawton's which he gave to her so she would not have to marry him out of desperation, Helen offers Lawton her jewels, but he reveals that he planned the situation so she would see Gordon's true ... +


After pleasure-loving Helen Tremaine learns that her father lost his money and killed himself, she rejects Archie Van Orden's offer of help. Seeing him try to caress her, Western millionaire Frederick Lawton, a friend of her father's, hurls Van Orden down stairs. After Helen rejects the advice of Kenneth Gordon, an idler to whom she considers herself practically engaged, to marry Lawton for his money, she tries to earn her own living. As a last resort, she agrees to marry Lawton after she fails to become a motion picture actress and almost starves. Van Orden, with the help of Gordon, who convinces Helen that Lawton lied to her, seemingly ruins Lawton. Learning that the stocks she thought her father left her were really Lawton's which he gave to her so she would not have to marry him out of desperation, Helen offers Lawton her jewels, but he reveals that he planned the situation so she would see Gordon's true character. +

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