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According to a pre-production news item, Louise Winter's novel appreared in serial form in a "popular magazine." Some scenes for the film were shot in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Hotel Alexandria, Grauman's theater and the Majestic Theatre in Los ... More Less

According to a pre-production news item, Louise Winter's novel appreared in serial form in a "popular magazine." Some scenes for the film were shot in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Hotel Alexandria, Grauman's theater and the Majestic Theatre in Los Angeles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
28 Dec 18
p. 1554.
ETR
4 Oct 19
p. 1587.
MPN
4 Oct 19
p. 2873.
Variety
26 Sep 19
p. 59.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14050
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tessa Doyle, an innocent country girl who has come to New York and joined a vaudeville sister act, becomes embroiled in a scheme to earn money at her partner Trixie Dennis' insistence. When millionaire Billy Swayne is jilted by his fiancée, Millicent Lee, he and his friend Rodney Dolson get drunk and decide that Billy must get married that night. Tessa agrees to marry Billy so that Trixie can use the money to obtain a divorce. After the marriage, Trixie tries to blackmail Billy. Tessa becoms angry and leaves without accepting any payment. Later, after she has become the private secretary to a woman who turns out to be Billy's mother, Tessa meets Billy again. They fall in love and get married ... +


Tessa Doyle, an innocent country girl who has come to New York and joined a vaudeville sister act, becomes embroiled in a scheme to earn money at her partner Trixie Dennis' insistence. When millionaire Billy Swayne is jilted by his fiancée, Millicent Lee, he and his friend Rodney Dolson get drunk and decide that Billy must get married that night. Tessa agrees to marry Billy so that Trixie can use the money to obtain a divorce. After the marriage, Trixie tries to blackmail Billy. Tessa becoms angry and leaves without accepting any payment. Later, after she has become the private secretary to a woman who turns out to be Billy's mother, Tessa meets Billy again. They fall in love and get married again. +

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

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