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Irwin's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post . Portions of the picture were filmed on location in New York City. Items in the Paramount studio records credit only Schoenbaum as ... More Less

Irwin's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post . Portions of the picture were filmed on location in New York City. Items in the Paramount studio records credit only Schoenbaum as cinematographer. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
8 Feb 19
p. 928.
MPW
15 Feb 19
p. 940.
Variety
31 Jan 19
p. 54.
Wid's
15 Jun 1919.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Venus in the East by Wallace Irwin (New York, 1918).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13235
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,347
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Buddy McNair is so enchanted by the newspaper photos of New York society beauty Mrs. Pat Dyvenot that he decides to leave Colorado with his newly inherited fortune, travel to New York, and win her heart. On the train, some gamblers, apparently aided by a pretty girl named Martha, cheat Buddy out of a large sum, and in New York, his lack of eastern polish makes him appear foolish. Finally, dressed in proper New York society attire, he meets his "Venus in the East," who, although she treats him rather coldly, readily accepts his marriage proposal. Soon, however, Buddy learns through one of Mrs. Dyvenot's rejected suitors that she has pawned the valuable necklace he gave her. Disillusioned, Buddy happens to meet Martha, who explains that the money he lost on the train is waiting for him in a safe-deposit box. Realizing that Martha is his real Venus, Buddy announces the loss of his fortune to Mrs. Dyvenot, who immediately breaks their ... +


Buddy McNair is so enchanted by the newspaper photos of New York society beauty Mrs. Pat Dyvenot that he decides to leave Colorado with his newly inherited fortune, travel to New York, and win her heart. On the train, some gamblers, apparently aided by a pretty girl named Martha, cheat Buddy out of a large sum, and in New York, his lack of eastern polish makes him appear foolish. Finally, dressed in proper New York society attire, he meets his "Venus in the East," who, although she treats him rather coldly, readily accepts his marriage proposal. Soon, however, Buddy learns through one of Mrs. Dyvenot's rejected suitors that she has pawned the valuable necklace he gave her. Disillusioned, Buddy happens to meet Martha, who explains that the money he lost on the train is waiting for him in a safe-deposit box. Realizing that Martha is his real Venus, Buddy announces the loss of his fortune to Mrs. Dyvenot, who immediately breaks their engagement. +

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