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The working title of this film was The Incubus . Sources disagree concerning the film's scenarist and on whether the literary source was a novel or ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Incubus . Sources disagree concerning the film's scenarist and on whether the literary source was a novel or story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
7 May 21
p. 88.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3112, 3128
MPW
4 Dec 20
p. 643.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir, architecture
Art dir, decorations
Art dir, tech
Art titles
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FILM EDITOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Incubus by Marjorie Benton Cooke (New York, 1915).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Incubus
Release Date:
14 November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
28 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15601
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,539
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Judith Westover files for a divorce from her wealthy young husband Billy because of his inability to remain faithful. As Billy bids goodbye to Judith, a call comes from his attorney notifying him that all his investments have been wiped out. Shocked, he leaves Judith and while crossing the street is run over and killed by a truck. Judith, grief-stricken, accepts the invitation of her doctor, Henrietta Carter, to recuperate at the Ogilvy estate, where she meets neighbor Princeton Hadley, an old friend of Billy's who, feeling duty-bound, has been paying Judith alimony. Hadley, unaware that she is his friend's wife, is attracted to Judith, but upon learning that Hadley has secretly been paying her alimony, Judith becomes furious at the deception and speeds away in her car. Hadley clings to the side of the automobile and the two are hurled into a ditch by a passing train. Awakening in the hospital beside each other, Hadley pleads with Judith to become his wife and she finally ... +


Judith Westover files for a divorce from her wealthy young husband Billy because of his inability to remain faithful. As Billy bids goodbye to Judith, a call comes from his attorney notifying him that all his investments have been wiped out. Shocked, he leaves Judith and while crossing the street is run over and killed by a truck. Judith, grief-stricken, accepts the invitation of her doctor, Henrietta Carter, to recuperate at the Ogilvy estate, where she meets neighbor Princeton Hadley, an old friend of Billy's who, feeling duty-bound, has been paying Judith alimony. Hadley, unaware that she is his friend's wife, is attracted to Judith, but upon learning that Hadley has secretly been paying her alimony, Judith becomes furious at the deception and speeds away in her car. Hadley clings to the side of the automobile and the two are hurled into a ditch by a passing train. Awakening in the hospital beside each other, Hadley pleads with Judith to become his wife and she finally consents. +

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

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