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The working title of this film was Two Women ... More Less

The working title of this film was Two Women . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Jan 20
p. 705.
MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 735, 919
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 345, 469
New York Morning Telegraph
24 Jul 20
p. 761.
Variety
9 Jan 20
p. 52.
Wid's
11 Jan 20
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the stort story "She Loves and Lies" by Wilkie Collins in Romantic Tales (New York, 1885).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Two Women
Release Date:
January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Select Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14572
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,555
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Marie Callender is left a fortune by a wealthy old admirer on the condition that she marry the man she loves, Marie targets Ernest Lismore but is too shy to ask him to marry her. Instead, Marie disguises herself as an elderly woman of considerable wealth and offers to bail Ernest out of his impending bankruptcy in exchange for marriage, with the understanding that if Ernest ever falls in love with another woman she will grant him a divorce. Then Marie disguises herself as June Dayne in order to make her husband fall in love with her. She succeeds, and when Ernest confesses his love for another woman, Marie discards her disguise and Ernest discovers that the woman with whom he is in love is his own ... +


When Marie Callender is left a fortune by a wealthy old admirer on the condition that she marry the man she loves, Marie targets Ernest Lismore but is too shy to ask him to marry her. Instead, Marie disguises herself as an elderly woman of considerable wealth and offers to bail Ernest out of his impending bankruptcy in exchange for marriage, with the understanding that if Ernest ever falls in love with another woman she will grant him a divorce. Then Marie disguises herself as June Dayne in order to make her husband fall in love with her. She succeeds, and when Ernest confesses his love for another woman, Marie discards her disguise and Ernest discovers that the woman with whom he is in love is his own wife. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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