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HISTORY

A film with the same title was listed in an ad as a coming feature to be released in four reels by Paramount Pictures Corp. on 15 Apr 1915. It was to star Charles Cherry. No additional information has been located to determine whether this verison was produced, released, or related in any way to this film. Some sources call the character played by Blanche Sweet, "Jane ... More Less

A film with the same title was listed in an ad as a coming feature to be released in four reels by Paramount Pictures Corp. on 15 Apr 1915. It was to star Charles Cherry. No additional information has been located to determine whether this verison was produced, released, or related in any way to this film. Some sources call the character played by Blanche Sweet, "Jane Cagden." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Apr 17
p. 1390.
MPN
28 Apr 17
p. 2687.
MPW
21 Apr 17
p. 495.
MPW
27 Oct 17
p. 582.
NYDM
21 Apr 17
p. 26.
Variety
25 May 17
p. 23.
Wid's
19 Apr 17
p. 244.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
6 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10527
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Accustomed to attending to the needs of her thoughtless younger sister Lucy, Jane Cobden springs into action when she learns that her sister is carrying sailor Bart Holt's child. Rushing to the Holt house to demand the marriage of Bart and Lucy, Jane discovers that Bart has died at sea. Forsaking her own happiness for that of her sister, Jane leaves her suitor, Dr. John Cavendish, to take Lucy to Europe and therefore conceal the birth of her child. After Archie is born, John's friend Sidney Gray comes to visit and falls in love with Lucy. To protect her reputation, Lucy tells Sidney that the child is Jane's. Jane returns home with the baby and Sidney and Lucy come to visit on their honeymoon. On the following day, Archie is swept out to sea while playing and rescued by John. He is carried to shore by Captain Holt, Bart's father, who reveals that Lucy is the child's mother. Through Jane's pleading, Lucy is forgiven by Sidney, and thus freed of all dishonor, Jane goes to John, who is awaiting ... +


Accustomed to attending to the needs of her thoughtless younger sister Lucy, Jane Cobden springs into action when she learns that her sister is carrying sailor Bart Holt's child. Rushing to the Holt house to demand the marriage of Bart and Lucy, Jane discovers that Bart has died at sea. Forsaking her own happiness for that of her sister, Jane leaves her suitor, Dr. John Cavendish, to take Lucy to Europe and therefore conceal the birth of her child. After Archie is born, John's friend Sidney Gray comes to visit and falls in love with Lucy. To protect her reputation, Lucy tells Sidney that the child is Jane's. Jane returns home with the baby and Sidney and Lucy come to visit on their honeymoon. On the following day, Archie is swept out to sea while playing and rescued by John. He is carried to shore by Captain Holt, Bart's father, who reveals that Lucy is the child's mother. Through Jane's pleading, Lucy is forgiven by Sidney, and thus freed of all dishonor, Jane goes to John, who is awaiting her. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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