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The story was first published in Ainslee's , Mar 1903 written under the pseudonym, James L. Bliss. On the film's setting, ETR commented, "The atmosphere of old New Orleans is well taken care of," while MPW noted, "The entire atmosphere is ... More Less

The story was first published in Ainslee's , Mar 1903 written under the pseudonym, James L. Bliss. On the film's setting, ETR commented, "The atmosphere of old New Orleans is well taken care of," while MPW noted, "The entire atmosphere is French." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
8 Jun 18
p. 7.
ETR
15 Jun 18
p. 127.
MPN
22 Jun 18
p. 3739.
MPW
15 Jun 18
p. 1618.
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 1754.
NYDM
15 Jun 18
p. 851.
NYDM
29 Jun 18
p. 925.
Variety
7 Jun 18
p. 33.
Wid's
9 Jun 18
pp. 13-14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Blue RIbbon Feature
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Cherchez la Femme" by O. Henry in Roads of Destiny (New York, 1909).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
3 June 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12490
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Madeline Renard, a singer with the French Opera Company in New Orleans, is loved by Maurice Dumars, a newspaper critic. When Madeline is awarded a starring role in Faust , she asks her old friend, Monsieur Morin, an expert gold worker, to make her a paste pearl necklace for the performance. He does this but suddenly is taken ill and dies. Morin had been guarding $20,000 in gold coins for Mme. Tibault, an innkeeper, and when the money is discovered missing from his safe, gossips soon convince the townspeople -- including Maurice -- that Madeline stole the money in order to buy her marvelous pearls. While visiting Mme. Tibault, Maurice learns that the simple innkeeper has unwittingly used as wallpaper the stock certificates that Maurice had purchased with her gold coins. The mystery cleared up, Madeline regains the affections of Maurice and her friends, and she, in turn, forgives them for their lack of ... +


Madeline Renard, a singer with the French Opera Company in New Orleans, is loved by Maurice Dumars, a newspaper critic. When Madeline is awarded a starring role in Faust , she asks her old friend, Monsieur Morin, an expert gold worker, to make her a paste pearl necklace for the performance. He does this but suddenly is taken ill and dies. Morin had been guarding $20,000 in gold coins for Mme. Tibault, an innkeeper, and when the money is discovered missing from his safe, gossips soon convince the townspeople -- including Maurice -- that Madeline stole the money in order to buy her marvelous pearls. While visiting Mme. Tibault, Maurice learns that the simple innkeeper has unwittingly used as wallpaper the stock certificates that Maurice had purchased with her gold coins. The mystery cleared up, Madeline regains the affections of Maurice and her friends, and she, in turn, forgives them for their lack of faith. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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