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Reviews list various release dates, all in April. Plot points vary among reviews, and some sources report Beeston's first name as Frank. The novel had been serialized in The Saturday Evening Post in ... More Less

Reviews list various release dates, all in April. Plot points vary among reviews, and some sources report Beeston's first name as Frank. The novel had been serialized in The Saturday Evening Post in 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Apr 18
p. 1597, 1604
MPN
19 Oct 18
p. 2567.
MPW
20 Apr 18
p. 437.
NYDM
16 Mar 18
p. 1563.
NYDM
27 Apr 18
p. 595.
Variety
12 Apr 18
p. 45.
Wid's
2 May 18
p. 1114.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12303
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following her mother's death, Betty Wynne is forced to work as a maid in a boardinghouse, where she meets and falls in love with one of the residents, Bayard Varick. Another of the lodgers, old Henry Mapleson, so admires Betty's sunny disposition that, in order to promote her well-being, he forges a document suggesting that she is the long-lost granddaughter of millionaire John K. Beeston. The coldhearted and irritable old businessman, whom nobody loves, softens under Betty's influence and soon comes to love her dearly. Bayard, however, believing that Beeston ruined his father in a business deal years earlier, refuses to visit Betty in the rich man's house. Imagining that Bayard no longer loves her, Betty agrees to Beeston's wish that she marry her cousin, but when Bayard learns of Mapleson's forgery, he hurries to Beeston's estate to claim his sweetheart. The old man is reluctant to give her up but finally relents when he discovers that Bayard is his long-lost ... +


Following her mother's death, Betty Wynne is forced to work as a maid in a boardinghouse, where she meets and falls in love with one of the residents, Bayard Varick. Another of the lodgers, old Henry Mapleson, so admires Betty's sunny disposition that, in order to promote her well-being, he forges a document suggesting that she is the long-lost granddaughter of millionaire John K. Beeston. The coldhearted and irritable old businessman, whom nobody loves, softens under Betty's influence and soon comes to love her dearly. Bayard, however, believing that Beeston ruined his father in a business deal years earlier, refuses to visit Betty in the rich man's house. Imagining that Bayard no longer loves her, Betty agrees to Beeston's wish that she marry her cousin, but when Bayard learns of Mapleson's forgery, he hurries to Beeston's estate to claim his sweetheart. The old man is reluctant to give her up but finally relents when he discovers that Bayard is his long-lost grandson. +

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