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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Oct 20
p. 1999.
MPN
16 Oct 20
p. 3081.
MPW
16 Oct 20
p. 994.
New York Morning Telegraph
10 Dec 20
p. 35.
Variety
22 Oct 20
p. 39.
Wid's
3 Oct 20
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Special Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Chief of prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Underside" by Lucia Chamberlain in The Saturday Evening Post (11 Aug 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 October 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15664
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,710
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Confidence artist Flossie Golden attempts to fleece foolish but wealthy James Venable with a breach-of-promise suit. Venable's shrewd attorney, Richard Harding, outwits Flossie by proposing that she marry Venable and live on an allowance of $3,000 per year. Flossie is determined to get even with Harding for ruining her plans. In an attempt to con him, she poses as Innocence Page, but falls in love and marries him instead. Larry, Flossie's former accomplice, endeavors to blackmail her with her errant past, but Harding is already cognizant of the facts and Larry ... +


Confidence artist Flossie Golden attempts to fleece foolish but wealthy James Venable with a breach-of-promise suit. Venable's shrewd attorney, Richard Harding, outwits Flossie by proposing that she marry Venable and live on an allowance of $3,000 per year. Flossie is determined to get even with Harding for ruining her plans. In an attempt to con him, she poses as Innocence Page, but falls in love and marries him instead. Larry, Flossie's former accomplice, endeavors to blackmail her with her errant past, but Harding is already cognizant of the facts and Larry fails. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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