The Woman Next Door (1919)

Drama | 4 May 1919

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HISTORY

The novel was serialized in the New York Globe and in Argosy Magazine . The working titles for the film were The Girl Next Door and Vicky Van ; the latter title was used for copyright ... More Less

The novel was serialized in the New York Globe and in Argosy Magazine . The working titles for the film were The Girl Next Door and Vicky Van ; the latter title was used for copyright registration. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 May 19
pp. 1669-71.
MPN
31 May 19
p. 3658.
MPW
10 May 19
p. 931.
MPW
30 Mar 1919.
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New York Times
19 May 19
p. 20.
Variety
23 May 19
p. 59.
Wid's
23 Mar 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Vicky Van
The Girl Next Door
Release Date:
4 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13591
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ruth Endicott naïvely marries middle-aged millionaire Randolph Schuyler, and soon suffers from her husband's coldness and the regimentation that his two spinster sisters, who run Schuyler's New York household, inflict upon her. When Ruth secretly inherits 50,000 pounds, she buys the adjoining house, and after Schuyler goes to Chicago for a month "on business" with his former mistress, Ruth entertains a Bohemian crowd disguised as Miss Victoria Allen, or "Vicky Van." Chester Calhoun, who earlier became infatuated with Ruth, now falls in love with "Vicky." After Schuyler returns and hears about Vicky at his club, he visits, and discovering the ruse, viciously berates Ruth. When Schuyler is found dead that night, the noted detective Fleming Stone interrogates Chester, who unwittingly leads Stone to a secret door from Ruth's dressing room to Vicky's house. When Ruth is accused, her maid Tibbetts confesses stabbing Schuyler as he was choking Ruth. Stone assures Tibbetts that she will be acquitted, and Ruth and Chester ... +


Ruth Endicott naïvely marries middle-aged millionaire Randolph Schuyler, and soon suffers from her husband's coldness and the regimentation that his two spinster sisters, who run Schuyler's New York household, inflict upon her. When Ruth secretly inherits 50,000 pounds, she buys the adjoining house, and after Schuyler goes to Chicago for a month "on business" with his former mistress, Ruth entertains a Bohemian crowd disguised as Miss Victoria Allen, or "Vicky Van." Chester Calhoun, who earlier became infatuated with Ruth, now falls in love with "Vicky." After Schuyler returns and hears about Vicky at his club, he visits, and discovering the ruse, viciously berates Ruth. When Schuyler is found dead that night, the noted detective Fleming Stone interrogates Chester, who unwittingly leads Stone to a secret door from Ruth's dressing room to Vicky's house. When Ruth is accused, her maid Tibbetts confesses stabbing Schuyler as he was choking Ruth. Stone assures Tibbetts that she will be acquitted, and Ruth and Chester embrace. +

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