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The film's working titles include A Scrap of Paper and The Price of Doubt . Exteriors for the film were shot in Florida. Wid's gives the film's length as 5,973 feet, but other reviews call the film a five-reeler. Biograph made a short 1914 film, A Scrap of Paper , based on Sardou's play, with Alan Hale starring and Travers Vale ... More Less

The film's working titles include A Scrap of Paper and The Price of Doubt . Exteriors for the film were shot in Florida. Wid's gives the film's length as 5,973 feet, but other reviews call the film a five-reeler. Biograph made a short 1914 film, A Scrap of Paper , based on Sardou's play, with Alan Hale starring and Travers Vale directing. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Apr 19
p. 1599.
MPN
15 Feb 19
p. 1028.
MPN
26 Apr 19
p. 2713, 2716
MPW
25 Jan 19
p. 541.
Variety
25 Apr 19
p. 80.
Wid's
20 Apr 19
p. 7.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Les pattes de mouche by Victorien Sardou (Paris, 15 May 1860).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
A Scrap of Paper
The Price of Doubt
Release Date:
28 April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LU13669
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lucille Vale is in love with struggling architect Paul Arden, but her mother believes that Allen Granat is a more suitable match. Lucille's mother prevails, and Lucille leaves Paul a note in their secret hiding place saying that she is going to marry Allen. Paul is injured when thrown from a horse and does not receive the note. He is nursed back to health in the home of entomologist Thomas Wiggan, whose son Johnnie is in love with Marion Vale, Lucille's younger sister. Two years later, Lucille and Allen return to the estate, very much in love, and engage Paul's services. The note is found, still waiting in the secret hiding place. After many complications, and with the help of her friend Suzanne Russell, Lucille recovers the possibly incriminating ... +


Lucille Vale is in love with struggling architect Paul Arden, but her mother believes that Allen Granat is a more suitable match. Lucille's mother prevails, and Lucille leaves Paul a note in their secret hiding place saying that she is going to marry Allen. Paul is injured when thrown from a horse and does not receive the note. He is nursed back to health in the home of entomologist Thomas Wiggan, whose son Johnnie is in love with Marion Vale, Lucille's younger sister. Two years later, Lucille and Allen return to the estate, very much in love, and engage Paul's services. The note is found, still waiting in the secret hiding place. After many complications, and with the help of her friend Suzanne Russell, Lucille recovers the possibly incriminating note. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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