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HISTORY

This film was released to the state rights market by Renowned Pictures Corp. in Nov 1917; later it was released by Jewel Productions, Inc. on 19 May 1918. No production company was mentioned in reviews; in the 1918 MPSD , the film is listed under the title Barter as both a Universal and Bluebird ... More Less

This film was released to the state rights market by Renowned Pictures Corp. in Nov 1917; later it was released by Jewel Productions, Inc. on 19 May 1918. No production company was mentioned in reviews; in the 1918 MPSD , the film is listed under the title Barter as both a Universal and Bluebird production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
1 Jun 18
p. 3254.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1338.
MPW
8 Jun 18
p. 1472.
MPW
14 Jul 17
p. 292.
New York Times
20 May 18
p. 9.
NYDM
1 Jun 18
p. 778.
NYDM
29 Jun 18
p. 926.
Variety
24 May 18
p. 36.
Wid's
26 May 18
pp. 3-4.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novelette "Barter" by Evelyn V. Campbell in Snappy Stories (4 Sep 1917).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Barter
Release Date:
November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jewel Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
13 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12421
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,586
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Neila Pendleton's father dies, leaving his wife and daughter penniless, the avaricious Mrs. Pendleton decides to marry Neila to the highest bidder. At the cost of her daughter's reputation, Mrs. Pendleton accepts money from elderly broker Wilbur Simons, and later tries to force Neila into a marriage with a dissolute old millionaire named Hale Faxon. Even though she loves young Steele Minturn, Neila decides to consent to Hale's proposal for her mother's sake. One evening, however, Mrs. Pendleton discovers that Steele has won a large sum of money, and unable to resist the temptation, she steals it. Clad in her nightgown, Neila enters Steele's room hoping to replace the money, but he awakens and, misunderstanding her intentions, nearly attacks her. Finally convinced of her mother's selfishness, Neila accepts a job in another town, and later Steele encounters her again. While the two are trapped on a burning roof, Neila tells Steele the truth about her midnight visit, and he takes her in his arms as the firemen appear to rescue ... +


After Neila Pendleton's father dies, leaving his wife and daughter penniless, the avaricious Mrs. Pendleton decides to marry Neila to the highest bidder. At the cost of her daughter's reputation, Mrs. Pendleton accepts money from elderly broker Wilbur Simons, and later tries to force Neila into a marriage with a dissolute old millionaire named Hale Faxon. Even though she loves young Steele Minturn, Neila decides to consent to Hale's proposal for her mother's sake. One evening, however, Mrs. Pendleton discovers that Steele has won a large sum of money, and unable to resist the temptation, she steals it. Clad in her nightgown, Neila enters Steele's room hoping to replace the money, but he awakens and, misunderstanding her intentions, nearly attacks her. Finally convinced of her mother's selfishness, Neila accepts a job in another town, and later Steele encounters her again. While the two are trapped on a burning roof, Neila tells Steele the truth about her midnight visit, and he takes her in his arms as the firemen appear to rescue them. +

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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