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One reviewer notes that Olive Wadsley's story may have been published in Green Book Magazine . Material in the copyright descriptions noted that the film was based on a popular magazine ... More Less

One reviewer notes that Olive Wadsley's story may have been published in Green Book Magazine . Material in the copyright descriptions noted that the film was based on a popular magazine story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 451.
MPN
12 Jan 18
p. 295.
MPW
12 Jan 18
p. 239.
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 1756.
NYDM
5 Jan 18
p. 20.
Wid's
10 Jan 18
p. 864.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LU11947
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During a raid on a gambling establishment run by her father, Cosmo Lester, Diana Lester rescues Hugh Carton, a member of the English Parliament and a candidate for the Cabinet. Hugh gratefully offers Diana a position as his sister's companion, and soon, the two fall desperately in love. Diana's happiness is threatened, however, when she learns that Hugh is married to a woman who will neither live with him nor divorce him. Diana becomes Hugh's mistress for a time, but his afternoon visits with her cause him to neglect his work. To save Hugh's career, his sister urges Diana to leave him, whereupon the unhappy girl returns to her father. She eventually accepts the marriage proposal of her old friend, Phil Duran, but before the wedding, she suffers a breakdown. When Hugh visits her with the news that his wife has granted him a divorce, however, she regains her health and good spirits, and is joined to the man she ... +


During a raid on a gambling establishment run by her father, Cosmo Lester, Diana Lester rescues Hugh Carton, a member of the English Parliament and a candidate for the Cabinet. Hugh gratefully offers Diana a position as his sister's companion, and soon, the two fall desperately in love. Diana's happiness is threatened, however, when she learns that Hugh is married to a woman who will neither live with him nor divorce him. Diana becomes Hugh's mistress for a time, but his afternoon visits with her cause him to neglect his work. To save Hugh's career, his sister urges Diana to leave him, whereupon the unhappy girl returns to her father. She eventually accepts the marriage proposal of her old friend, Phil Duran, but before the wedding, she suffers a breakdown. When Hugh visits her with the news that his wife has granted him a divorce, however, she regains her health and good spirits, and is joined to the man she loves. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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