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HISTORY

This film was copyrighted at a length of seven ... More Less

This film was copyrighted at a length of seven reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Sep 20
p. 1716.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 2315.
MPN
16 Oct 20
p. 2959.
MPN
21 Dec 1919.
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MPW
18 Sep 20
p. 391.
New York Times
6 Sep 20
p. 10.
Wid's
12 Sep 20
p. 7.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 October 1920
Copyright Claimants:
Joseph M. Schenck Joseph M. Schenck
Copyright Dates:
6 October 1920 7 March 1921
Copyright Numbers:
LU15632 LP16235
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ruth Sawyer, unaware that her mother is the proprietress of a gambling house, is raised by her grandfather Judge Whitlock. When Ruth graduates from finishing school, she discovers the truth about her mother and is socially ostracized. Her mother takes her to the gambling den, but the judge rescues her and takes her on an ocean voyage to Paris. While on board ship, she meets and falls in love with Douglas Courtenay, a diplomatic envoy on his way to Paris. Douglas and Ruth marry and have a child. Three years later, Velvet Craft, Ruth's mother's partner in the gambling house, appears and threatens to expose Ruth's past. Ruth buys Craft's silence with her jewels, but Doug discovers Ruth's deception and denounces her. Ruth flees back to the judge; Doug follows her and begs her forgiveness, and the two are ... +


Ruth Sawyer, unaware that her mother is the proprietress of a gambling house, is raised by her grandfather Judge Whitlock. When Ruth graduates from finishing school, she discovers the truth about her mother and is socially ostracized. Her mother takes her to the gambling den, but the judge rescues her and takes her on an ocean voyage to Paris. While on board ship, she meets and falls in love with Douglas Courtenay, a diplomatic envoy on his way to Paris. Douglas and Ruth marry and have a child. Three years later, Velvet Craft, Ruth's mother's partner in the gambling house, appears and threatens to expose Ruth's past. Ruth buys Craft's silence with her jewels, but Doug discovers Ruth's deception and denounces her. Ruth flees back to the judge; Doug follows her and begs her forgiveness, and the two are reconciled. +

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

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