Life's Shop Window (1914)

Drama | 20 October 1914

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HISTORY

Production information on a theatrical version of the novel which pre-dates the film is unknown. Modern sources credit either Herbert Brennon or Harry Belmar with ... More Less

Production information on a theatrical version of the novel which pre-dates the film is unknown. Modern sources credit either Herbert Brennon or Harry Belmar with direction. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Nov 14
p. 762.
MPN
21 Apr 14
p. 40.
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 5.
MPN
12 Jun 15
pp. 10-11.
MPW
10 Oct 14
p. 142.
Variety
14 Nov 14
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Fox Special
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Synopsis
PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Life's Shop Window by Victoria Cross (New York, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 October 1914
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
2 November 1914
Copyright Number:
LP5056
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lydia Wilton, an impoverished English orphan, is the overworked servant of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson and their spoiled daughter Bella. Lydia meets Bernard Chetwin and secretly marries him, and then meets and is befriended by Eustace Pelham, a wandering philosopher who expounds his theory of "life's shop window," that, like children's toys, destinies are chosen for brilliance and superficiality rather than real merit. Bernard leaves England to establish a home for himself, Lydia, and their expected child, in Arizona. After giving birth, Lydia joins Bernard in Arizona, but he is so absorbed with his farm that he neglects her. When Eustace visits the Chetwins, he falls in love with Lydia and persuades her to elope with him. Lydia, however, is convinced by her Indian servant of her child's dependency on her and returns to Bernard without consummating her relationship with Eustace. In time, she earns Bernard's forgiveness and ... +


Lydia Wilton, an impoverished English orphan, is the overworked servant of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson and their spoiled daughter Bella. Lydia meets Bernard Chetwin and secretly marries him, and then meets and is befriended by Eustace Pelham, a wandering philosopher who expounds his theory of "life's shop window," that, like children's toys, destinies are chosen for brilliance and superficiality rather than real merit. Bernard leaves England to establish a home for himself, Lydia, and their expected child, in Arizona. After giving birth, Lydia joins Bernard in Arizona, but he is so absorbed with his farm that he neglects her. When Eustace visits the Chetwins, he falls in love with Lydia and persuades her to elope with him. Lydia, however, is convinced by her Indian servant of her child's dependency on her and returns to Bernard without consummating her relationship with Eustace. In time, she earns Bernard's forgiveness and devotion. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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