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DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Feb 20
p. 1001.
MPW
10 Jan 1920
p. 174.
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 326.
MPW
21 Feb 20
p. 1279.
MPW
28 Feb 20
p. 1525.
New York Times
16 Feb 20
p. 8.
Variety
20 Feb 20
p. 40.
Wid's
15 Feb 20
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play On With The Dance by Michael Morton (New York, 29 Oct 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14660
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,483
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sonia Varinoff, a Russian peasant girl, Peter Derwynt, a Southern architect, Lady Jeane Tremelyn, a member of the British aristocracy, and Jimmie Sutherland, an uncultivated parvenu, are all thrown together by chance in New York City. Derwynt and Lady Jeane, both with high ideals and cultivated tastes, are mutually attracted, but Sonia throws herself at Derwynt, offending Lady Jeane so greatly that she marries Sutherland, thus allowing Sonia to catch Derwynt on the rebound. After discovering that her husband's income cannot support her spendthrift ways, Sonia accepts Sutherland's offer to dance in his cabaret, and be billed as the "masked dancer." Upon uncovering his wife's exhibitionism, Derwynt angrily confronts Sutherland, and in the ensuing fight Derwynt shoots his wife's lover. To save her husband's life, Sonia testifies that the shooting was justified by her misconduct. Derwynt is acquitted and marries Lady Jeane while Sonia marries Van Vechtan, an old friend of her ... +


Sonia Varinoff, a Russian peasant girl, Peter Derwynt, a Southern architect, Lady Jeane Tremelyn, a member of the British aristocracy, and Jimmie Sutherland, an uncultivated parvenu, are all thrown together by chance in New York City. Derwynt and Lady Jeane, both with high ideals and cultivated tastes, are mutually attracted, but Sonia throws herself at Derwynt, offending Lady Jeane so greatly that she marries Sutherland, thus allowing Sonia to catch Derwynt on the rebound. After discovering that her husband's income cannot support her spendthrift ways, Sonia accepts Sutherland's offer to dance in his cabaret, and be billed as the "masked dancer." Upon uncovering his wife's exhibitionism, Derwynt angrily confronts Sutherland, and in the ensuing fight Derwynt shoots his wife's lover. To save her husband's life, Sonia testifies that the shooting was justified by her misconduct. Derwynt is acquitted and marries Lady Jeane while Sonia marries Van Vechtan, an old friend of her husband. +

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