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This was the third of the adaptations of "Sub-Deb" stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart which ran in The Saturday Evening Post . Some scenes were shot at the Maxine Elliott Theater in New York. No reviews were located for this ... More Less

This was the third of the adaptations of "Sub-Deb" stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart which ran in The Saturday Evening Post . Some scenes were shot at the Maxine Elliott Theater in New York. No reviews were located for this film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
31 Oct 14
p. 704.
MPW
27 Oct 17
p. 555.
MPW
8 Dec 17
p. 1520.
NYDM
24 Nov 17
p. 12.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
21 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11734
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bab Archibald becomes infatuated with leading man Adrian Egleston after she goes with her friends to see a play written by the cousin of her boarding school teacher. After all the girls are sent home because of an epidemic of measles, Bab is forbidden to attend a dance which her sister Leila is giving in honor of her English admirer the Honorable Page Beresford, but she goes anyway and captures the attention of Beresford and most of the other men. When Bab learns that Adrian's play, which deals with labor, is in town and is failing, she schemes with family friend Carter Brooks, an advertising man, to have Adrian go to her father's munitions factory, demand a job, and be thrown out so that the newspapers will write a story about him. Bab's father agrees to the stunt, but mistakes Beresford, there to buy munitions for England, for the actor. Beresford is thrown out, while Adrian is hired and experiences an unpleasant day of hard labor. Later, when Bab sees Adrian's wife embrace him, and thus learns that he is married, she swoons in Carter's arms. She has developed measles and is happy that Carter didn't shrink from her like others did when they thought she might have had ... +


Bab Archibald becomes infatuated with leading man Adrian Egleston after she goes with her friends to see a play written by the cousin of her boarding school teacher. After all the girls are sent home because of an epidemic of measles, Bab is forbidden to attend a dance which her sister Leila is giving in honor of her English admirer the Honorable Page Beresford, but she goes anyway and captures the attention of Beresford and most of the other men. When Bab learns that Adrian's play, which deals with labor, is in town and is failing, she schemes with family friend Carter Brooks, an advertising man, to have Adrian go to her father's munitions factory, demand a job, and be thrown out so that the newspapers will write a story about him. Bab's father agrees to the stunt, but mistakes Beresford, there to buy munitions for England, for the actor. Beresford is thrown out, while Adrian is hired and experiences an unpleasant day of hard labor. Later, when Bab sees Adrian's wife embrace him, and thus learns that he is married, she swoons in Carter's arms. She has developed measles and is happy that Carter didn't shrink from her like others did when they thought she might have had smallpox. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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