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This film had its premiere in Chicago in Jan 1920. According to the records of the Community Motion Picture Bureau, this film was released on 16 Aug 1920 under the title Out of the Dark , but this has not been ... More Less

This film had its premiere in Chicago in Jan 1920. According to the records of the Community Motion Picture Bureau, this film was released on 16 Aug 1920 under the title Out of the Dark , but this has not been confirmed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Jan 20
p. 613.
MPN
10 Jan 20
p. 689.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2413.
MPW
16 May 1920.
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Wid's
4 Jan 20
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
The Great Authors Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 February 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15625
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Wid Gardner, a friend of the "Sagebrusher" Sim Gage in Montana, advertises for a wife for Sim, he finds Mary Warren. Mary, who has recently lost her shop job in Cleveland, goes West under the impression that she is to be a housekeeper. By the time she arrives, she has become blind and cannot see the ugliness of the poor but honest Sim, who realizes that Mary is too refined for him. After some complications involving Frederick Waldhorn, who recognizes Mary as the girl whose legacy he has stolen, and Big Aleck, Mary and Sim are married. The young, handsome Dr. Barnes, who is working to restore Mary's sight, has also fallen in love with her. Eventually, Sim gives his life in rescuing Mary from a flood. Mary's sight then is restored and she confesses her love for Dr. Barnes. Finally, Mary's friend, Annie Squires, who accompanied her from Cleveland, becomes engaged to ... +


When Wid Gardner, a friend of the "Sagebrusher" Sim Gage in Montana, advertises for a wife for Sim, he finds Mary Warren. Mary, who has recently lost her shop job in Cleveland, goes West under the impression that she is to be a housekeeper. By the time she arrives, she has become blind and cannot see the ugliness of the poor but honest Sim, who realizes that Mary is too refined for him. After some complications involving Frederick Waldhorn, who recognizes Mary as the girl whose legacy he has stolen, and Big Aleck, Mary and Sim are married. The young, handsome Dr. Barnes, who is working to restore Mary's sight, has also fallen in love with her. Eventually, Sim gives his life in rescuing Mary from a flood. Mary's sight then is restored and she confesses her love for Dr. Barnes. Finally, Mary's friend, Annie Squires, who accompanied her from Cleveland, becomes engaged to Wid. +

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

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