To Please One Woman (1920)

Drama | 19 December 1920

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
13 Nov 20
p. 3637.
MPN
4 Dec 20
p. 4265.
MPW
18 Dec 20
pp. 913-14.
New York Times
20 Dec 20
p. 11.
NYDM
7 Apr 17
p. 114.
Wid's
2 Jan 1921.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
19 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Lois Weber Productions
Copyright Date:
16 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15808
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Upon learning of her husband's impending bankruptcy, Leila, the cold and selfish wife of a Wall Street broker, deserts her husband and takes up residency in their summer home in Seagirt. There, alone and bored, she plans to ensnare young doctor John Ransome as a pastime. Ransome is engaged to Alice Granville, "the sweetest girl in Seagirt," and to break up their romance, Leila feigns illness and sends word to the Granville home for the doctor. Bobby Granville, the youngest boy, hears the call for help and, though sick with a fever, starts out on his bicycle to get the doctor. Leila's ruse goes undetected by Dr. Ransome who becomes infatuated with her. Meanwhile, another lover appears and Leila divides her attention between them both. Leila's husband appears unexpectedly and, discovering her faithlessness, kills himself. This tragedy is followed by Bobby's death, precipitated by his excursion on Leila's behalf, which forces the doctor to realize Leila's treachery and Alice's ... +


Upon learning of her husband's impending bankruptcy, Leila, the cold and selfish wife of a Wall Street broker, deserts her husband and takes up residency in their summer home in Seagirt. There, alone and bored, she plans to ensnare young doctor John Ransome as a pastime. Ransome is engaged to Alice Granville, "the sweetest girl in Seagirt," and to break up their romance, Leila feigns illness and sends word to the Granville home for the doctor. Bobby Granville, the youngest boy, hears the call for help and, though sick with a fever, starts out on his bicycle to get the doctor. Leila's ruse goes undetected by Dr. Ransome who becomes infatuated with her. Meanwhile, another lover appears and Leila divides her attention between them both. Leila's husband appears unexpectedly and, discovering her faithlessness, kills himself. This tragedy is followed by Bobby's death, precipitated by his excursion on Leila's behalf, which forces the doctor to realize Leila's treachery and Alice's purity. +

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