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This was the first of two feature films produced by actress Ruth Roland's company, Co-Artists ... More Less

This was the first of two feature films produced by actress Ruth Roland's company, Co-Artists Productions. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
3 Jan 1925
p. 16.
Film Daily
16 Aug 1925.
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Variety
12 Aug 1925
p. 33.
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Truart Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 October 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,318
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although Alec Craig has a good position in a manufacturing company, he is brought close to financial ruin by his wife and daughter, who live beyond their means and who have fallen prey to instalment sharks. Grant Elliot, an aviator, loves Ruth and waits for the day when his invention will be a success so that they can marry. To stave off an instalment collector, Ruth illegally pawns a ring that is not yet paid for. She is tricked by society parasite Howard Steele, an agent of real estate speculators, into divulging information on the location of a valuable site on which the company has taken an option. The company blames Craig for the leak, and he is fired. The collector calls for the ring and finds that it has been pawned. Ruth, realizing she has been tricked, gets even with Steele by taking him up and making him stay up in an airplane past the time when the option expires. Craig's widowed sister and her son, Gene, redeem the ring and make Ruth and her mother promise never to fall prey to instalment sharks again. Ruth's flight has proved the value of Grant's invention, and their future is ... +


Although Alec Craig has a good position in a manufacturing company, he is brought close to financial ruin by his wife and daughter, who live beyond their means and who have fallen prey to instalment sharks. Grant Elliot, an aviator, loves Ruth and waits for the day when his invention will be a success so that they can marry. To stave off an instalment collector, Ruth illegally pawns a ring that is not yet paid for. She is tricked by society parasite Howard Steele, an agent of real estate speculators, into divulging information on the location of a valuable site on which the company has taken an option. The company blames Craig for the leak, and he is fired. The collector calls for the ring and finds that it has been pawned. Ruth, realizing she has been tricked, gets even with Steele by taking him up and making him stay up in an airplane past the time when the option expires. Craig's widowed sister and her son, Gene, redeem the ring and make Ruth and her mother promise never to fall prey to instalment sharks again. Ruth's flight has proved the value of Grant's invention, and their future is assured. +

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

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