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The novel first appeared serially in Cosmopolitan Magazine . This film was shot at the Biograph Studio in New York. Carey Lee, an actress and writer, worked on this film in some manner, according to the 1921 MPSD ... More Less

The novel first appeared serially in Cosmopolitan Magazine . This film was shot at the Biograph Studio in New York. Carey Lee, an actress and writer, worked on this film in some manner, according to the 1921 MPSD . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Jan 20
p. 613.
MPN
3 Jan 20
p. 482.
MPW
3 Jan 20
p. 146.
Variety
6 Dec 19
p. 4140.
Wid's
28 Dec 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
International Film Service, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14427
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Clive Herbert, the Duke of Cheshire's younger brother, about to leave England to alleviate his boredom, falls in love with Helena, the unhappy Duchess of Harwich, who, to save her father's name, was forced to marry a degenerate duke who treats her cruelly. Although she loves Clive, Helena will not leave with him because she does not want to sully this love. When the crippled Harwich returns from France, where he was treated for paralysis brought on while forcing his attentions on Helena, he maliciously taunts Helena and Clive. After Clive's brother dies, Clive becomes a duke and a member of the House of Lords, and nearly marries Cornelia Kirby, an American heiress, so he can keep up the family estate. Harwich dies without leaving Helena anything, but after Cornelia's Chicago sweetheart Howard McClintock takes her back, and Clive becomes the Ambassador to the U.S., he marries ... +


Clive Herbert, the Duke of Cheshire's younger brother, about to leave England to alleviate his boredom, falls in love with Helena, the unhappy Duchess of Harwich, who, to save her father's name, was forced to marry a degenerate duke who treats her cruelly. Although she loves Clive, Helena will not leave with him because she does not want to sully this love. When the crippled Harwich returns from France, where he was treated for paralysis brought on while forcing his attentions on Helena, he maliciously taunts Helena and Clive. After Clive's brother dies, Clive becomes a duke and a member of the House of Lords, and nearly marries Cornelia Kirby, an American heiress, so he can keep up the family estate. Harwich dies without leaving Helena anything, but after Cornelia's Chicago sweetheart Howard McClintock takes her back, and Clive becomes the Ambassador to the U.S., he marries Helena. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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