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This film was originally entitled Nancy Lee . Contemporary sources disagreed over whether the film was five or six reels ... More Less

This film was originally entitled Nancy Lee . Contemporary sources disagreed over whether the film was five or six reels long. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Aug 19
p. 799.
MPN
9 Aug 19
p. 1319.
MPW
9 Aug 19
pp. 882-83.
New York Times
21 Dec 19
p. 30.
Variety
1 Aug 19
p. 53.
Wid's
3 Aug 19
p. 15.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Nancy Lee by Eugene Walter, H. Crownin Wilson (New York, 9 Apr 1918).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Nancy Lee
Release Date:
27 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13958
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nancy Lee, the daughter of a poor but aristocratic Virginia family, rejects Anthony Weir because of her parents' objection to his social standing. Instead, she marries wealthy New Yorker George Trevor, a drunkard, who dies, leaving Nancy penniless. Nancy borrows a large sum of money from Anthony's nephew Douglas, who is in love with her. Douglas has actually embezzled the money, and when he is unable to repay it, Anthony, returning from a trip abroad, accuses Nancy of "bleeding" his nephew and demands that Nancy pay back the money. When Nancy sells her jewels and furs, Anthony becomes convinced of her real worth, and they ... +


Nancy Lee, the daughter of a poor but aristocratic Virginia family, rejects Anthony Weir because of her parents' objection to his social standing. Instead, she marries wealthy New Yorker George Trevor, a drunkard, who dies, leaving Nancy penniless. Nancy borrows a large sum of money from Anthony's nephew Douglas, who is in love with her. Douglas has actually embezzled the money, and when he is unable to repay it, Anthony, returning from a trip abroad, accuses Nancy of "bleeding" his nephew and demands that Nancy pay back the money. When Nancy sells her jewels and furs, Anthony becomes convinced of her real worth, and they wed. +

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

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