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DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Oct 18
p. 1765.
MPN
12 Oct 18
p. 2443.
MPN
9 Nov 18
p. 2895.
MPW
5 Oct 18
p. 126.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 1124.
Variety
6 Dec 18
p. 39.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13041
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The ambitious Gerald Harper, a candidate for governor, persuades his equally ambitious wife Carol to enlist the aid of her friend Diana Casper, whose influence with political boss Jarvis Flint could help him win the election. Carol agrees to speak to Diana on condition that Gerald temporarily assume her work in the city's tenements. There he meets the poor but beautiful Marna Royal, and the two form a friendship that soon grows into love. Diana learns of the affair, and although the romance is innocent, she threatens to ruin Gerald unless his best friend, Drew Garrett, marries her. When Drew refuses, Diana tells Carol of the affair, but later, in a struggle with Flint, Diana is killed. To avoid a scandal, Carol adopts young Marna, but soon afterwards, the disillusioned girl leaves the house with Drew. Narrowly prevented from killing himself, Gerald decides to begin a new life with ... +


The ambitious Gerald Harper, a candidate for governor, persuades his equally ambitious wife Carol to enlist the aid of her friend Diana Casper, whose influence with political boss Jarvis Flint could help him win the election. Carol agrees to speak to Diana on condition that Gerald temporarily assume her work in the city's tenements. There he meets the poor but beautiful Marna Royal, and the two form a friendship that soon grows into love. Diana learns of the affair, and although the romance is innocent, she threatens to ruin Gerald unless his best friend, Drew Garrett, marries her. When Drew refuses, Diana tells Carol of the affair, but later, in a struggle with Flint, Diana is killed. To avoid a scandal, Carol adopts young Marna, but soon afterwards, the disillusioned girl leaves the house with Drew. Narrowly prevented from killing himself, Gerald decides to begin a new life with Carol. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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