A Woman's Experience (1919)

Drama | January 1919

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HISTORY

This was the first film produced by Bacon-Backer Film Copr. It was shown in pre-release screenings in New York the week of 10 Nov ... More Less

This was the first film produced by Bacon-Backer Film Copr. It was shown in pre-release screenings in New York the week of 10 Nov 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1515.
MPN
28 Sep 18
p. 2079.
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1920.
MPW
20 Jan 17
p. 357, 420
NYDM
23 Nov 18
p. 774.
Variety
20 Sep 18
p. 44.
Wid's
29 1918
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the play Agnes by Paul M. Potter (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Independent Sales Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13354
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George and Alice Roydant live in the country with her wealthy uncle Nicholas Barrable, who wants to keep them from the city's temptations. After they become bored and move to New York, George neglects Alice as he successfully speculates on the market. He becomes involved with Attlie Damuron, an adventuress who soon begins to blackmail him. After George, upset at his situation, angrily rebukes Alice, she decides to accept the advances of Lord Sulgrave, a guest in their home. She sends him a note to come to her bedroom, but when he knocks, she regains her self-respect and refuses to allow him to enter. Sulgrave forces his way in, and after struggling with her, accidentally drinks her sleeping potion and dies. After George confesses his trouble with Attlie, Alice makes it appear that Sulgrave poisoned himself in his own room. Finally, Barrable arrives and helps them financially, they return to the country, and vow never to stray ... +


George and Alice Roydant live in the country with her wealthy uncle Nicholas Barrable, who wants to keep them from the city's temptations. After they become bored and move to New York, George neglects Alice as he successfully speculates on the market. He becomes involved with Attlie Damuron, an adventuress who soon begins to blackmail him. After George, upset at his situation, angrily rebukes Alice, she decides to accept the advances of Lord Sulgrave, a guest in their home. She sends him a note to come to her bedroom, but when he knocks, she regains her self-respect and refuses to allow him to enter. Sulgrave forces his way in, and after struggling with her, accidentally drinks her sleeping potion and dies. After George confesses his trouble with Attlie, Alice makes it appear that Sulgrave poisoned himself in his own room. Finally, Barrable arrives and helps them financially, they return to the country, and vow never to stray again. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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