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The working title of this film was The Marriage of Little Jeanne Sterling . This was Gladys Leslie's last film for ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Marriage of Little Jeanne Sterling . This was Gladys Leslie's last film for Vitagraph. More Less

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ETR
31 Jan 20
p. 897.
MPW
3 Jan 20
p. 41.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 944.
Wid's
17 Jul 20
p. 671.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Marriage of Little Jeanne Sterling" by Charles Stokes Wayne (pseud. of Horace Hazeltine) in Snappy Stories (Nov 1918).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Marriage of Little Jeanne Sterling
Release Date:
January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
31 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14598
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,510
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While waiting on a New York park bench for the return of her friends, country girl Jeanne Sterling meets Forrest Chenoweth, a rich young wastrel who, while drunk, registered for a marriage license with fortune-hunting Helen Dorr. Enchanted with Jeanne's innocence, Forrest proposes to Jeanne, and they are married by an alderman friend of Forrest's with the license that Forrest had taken out with Helen. That night Forrest drinks too much, falls in his room and kills himself. The scandal appears in the papers, forcing Jeanne to confess the marriage to her sweetheart Robert Pitcairn. However, Helen, in an attempt to acquire the Chenoweth fortune, claims to be Forrest's widow, thus disgracing Jeanne. The alderman, induced by his son, who is in league with Helen, refuses to recognize Jeanne, but finally relents, clearing the girl's besmirched ... +


While waiting on a New York park bench for the return of her friends, country girl Jeanne Sterling meets Forrest Chenoweth, a rich young wastrel who, while drunk, registered for a marriage license with fortune-hunting Helen Dorr. Enchanted with Jeanne's innocence, Forrest proposes to Jeanne, and they are married by an alderman friend of Forrest's with the license that Forrest had taken out with Helen. That night Forrest drinks too much, falls in his room and kills himself. The scandal appears in the papers, forcing Jeanne to confess the marriage to her sweetheart Robert Pitcairn. However, Helen, in an attempt to acquire the Chenoweth fortune, claims to be Forrest's widow, thus disgracing Jeanne. The alderman, induced by his son, who is in league with Helen, refuses to recognize Jeanne, but finally relents, clearing the girl's besmirched reputation. +

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