The Understudy (1917)

Drama | 5 October 1917

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25 Aug 17
p. 25.
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3 Nov 17
p. 3133.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Understudy" by Leigh Gordon Giltner (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 October 1917
Copyright Claimant:
General Film Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11603
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Stagestruck, Georgianna Lane leaves her country home for the bright lights of the city. Once there, however, she fails miserably and contemplates suicide. Meanwhile Hope Van Alen, the wife of wealthy Anthony Van Alen, is suffering from drug addiction and decides to enter Dr. Pope's sanitarium for a cure. Coincidence brings the couple into contact with Georgianna, who bears a striking resemblance to Hope. In order to deceive their friends in Hope's absence, the Van Alen's enlist Georgianna's acting abilities in impersonating Hope. The switch is made and Georgianna performs so well that Anthony's nephew Gerald Fownes finds himself falling in love with her. Gerald is bewildered when suddenly the real Hope returns cured. Explanations are made and Gerald joins Georgianna, who has contentedly returned to her country ... +


Stagestruck, Georgianna Lane leaves her country home for the bright lights of the city. Once there, however, she fails miserably and contemplates suicide. Meanwhile Hope Van Alen, the wife of wealthy Anthony Van Alen, is suffering from drug addiction and decides to enter Dr. Pope's sanitarium for a cure. Coincidence brings the couple into contact with Georgianna, who bears a striking resemblance to Hope. In order to deceive their friends in Hope's absence, the Van Alen's enlist Georgianna's acting abilities in impersonating Hope. The switch is made and Georgianna performs so well that Anthony's nephew Gerald Fownes finds himself falling in love with her. Gerald is bewildered when suddenly the real Hope returns cured. Explanations are made and Gerald joins Georgianna, who has contentedly returned to her country home. +

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