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Pathé purchased To-Day from its producer, Harry Rapf, and then sold the film to state rights distributors. Gus Weinberg and Alice Gale appeared in the original stage play. Some sources referred to the film under the title Today ... More Less

Pathé purchased To-Day from its producer, Harry Rapf, and then sold the film to state rights distributors. Gus Weinberg and Alice Gale appeared in the original stage play. Some sources referred to the film under the title Today . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Jun 17
p. 124.
Motog
30 Jun 17
p. 1395.
MPN
28 Apr 17
p. 2617.
MPN
14 Nov 19
p. 58.
MPW
23 Jun 17
p. 1950.
NYDM
16 Jun 17
p. 28.
Variety
15 Jun 17
p. 26.
Wid's
9 Aug 17
pp. 504-05.
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LITERARY
Based on the play To-Day by George Broadhurst, Abraham S. Schomer (New York, 6 Oct 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
8 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11516
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When her husband Fred goes bankrupt, Lily Morton is forced to give up the trappings of wealth and move into a humble home while Fred attempts to fight his way back to prosperity. Resentful of her modest circumstances, Lily accepts her friend Marion Garland's offer to introduce her to Mrs. Farington, a woman who will pay handsomely for Lily's escort services. Lily goes to work for Mrs. Farington while her unsuspecting husband struggles to regain his former wealth. While managing an apartment house for one of his wealthy clients, Fred visits Mrs. Farington, a tenant, and, noticing a framed picture of Lily, asks to be introduced to the girl. Mrs. Farington arranges the rendezvous, and when Lily arrives, she is confronted by her enraged husband who chokes her to death. At this moment, Lily awakens from her nightmare, and chastened for her superficiality, begs Fred for ... +


When her husband Fred goes bankrupt, Lily Morton is forced to give up the trappings of wealth and move into a humble home while Fred attempts to fight his way back to prosperity. Resentful of her modest circumstances, Lily accepts her friend Marion Garland's offer to introduce her to Mrs. Farington, a woman who will pay handsomely for Lily's escort services. Lily goes to work for Mrs. Farington while her unsuspecting husband struggles to regain his former wealth. While managing an apartment house for one of his wealthy clients, Fred visits Mrs. Farington, a tenant, and, noticing a framed picture of Lily, asks to be introduced to the girl. Mrs. Farington arranges the rendezvous, and when Lily arrives, she is confronted by her enraged husband who chokes her to death. At this moment, Lily awakens from her nightmare, and chastened for her superficiality, begs Fred for forgiveness. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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