Sackcloth and Scarlet (1925)

Drama | 22 March 1925

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
3 May 1925.
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New York Times
25 Mar 1925
p. 24.
Variety
25 Mar 1925
p. 36.
CAST
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Sackcloth and Scarlet by George Gibbs (London, 1924).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 March 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Kagor Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 April 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21318
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,752
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Polly Freeman goes to Paradise Valley looking for adventure and finds it in Stephen Edwards, a rugged dry farmer interested in irrigation projects. Polly becomes forward with Stephen, and they spend the night together. Polly later returns home and confesses everything to her sister, Joan. Joan then cancels her own wedding to Sam Curtis and goes with Polly to Paris, where a child is born to the luckless Polly. Sam follows Joan to France and finds her in a small inn, caring for Polly's baby; Sam mistakes it for Joan's child and leaves her. Polly then deserts her child, and Joan returns to Washington, where she is the guest of the Countess Selignac. Joan there meets Stephen, who has been elected to Congress after the success of his desert reclamation projects. Joan and Stephen fall in love, but when Polly shows up, broken in health and spirit, Joan learns that Stephen is the father of Polly's child and insists that Stephen and Polly be married. Before the wedding, Polly dies, freeing Stephen and Joan to find happiness ... +


Polly Freeman goes to Paradise Valley looking for adventure and finds it in Stephen Edwards, a rugged dry farmer interested in irrigation projects. Polly becomes forward with Stephen, and they spend the night together. Polly later returns home and confesses everything to her sister, Joan. Joan then cancels her own wedding to Sam Curtis and goes with Polly to Paris, where a child is born to the luckless Polly. Sam follows Joan to France and finds her in a small inn, caring for Polly's baby; Sam mistakes it for Joan's child and leaves her. Polly then deserts her child, and Joan returns to Washington, where she is the guest of the Countess Selignac. Joan there meets Stephen, who has been elected to Congress after the success of his desert reclamation projects. Joan and Stephen fall in love, but when Polly shows up, broken in health and spirit, Joan learns that Stephen is the father of Polly's child and insists that Stephen and Polly be married. Before the wedding, Polly dies, freeing Stephen and Joan to find happiness together. +

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