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Some reviews of this film refer to the characters named "Prentiss" as "Marchbanks," and the characters named "Gray" as "Rutherfords." ...

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Some reviews of this film refer to the characters named "Prentiss" as "Marchbanks," and the characters named "Gray" as "Rutherfords."

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
21 Feb 1920
p. 8
Exhibitors Herald
20 Sep 1919
p. 44
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
16 Aug 1919
p. 78
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
6 Sep 1919
p. 70
Exhibitors Trade Review
8 Nov 1919
p. 1981
Motion Picture News
9 Aug 1919
p. 1289
Motion Picture News
13 Sep 1919
p. 2246
Motion Picture News
15 Nov 1919
p. 3644
Motion Picture News
22 Nov 1919
p. 3747
Motion Picture News
10 Jan 1920
p. 686
Motion Picture Times
15 Dec 1919
p. 14
Moving Picture World
15 Nov 1919
p. 362
Photoplay
Feb 1920
p. 115
Photoplay
Jun 1920
p. 76
Photoplay
Jan 1921
p. 78
Picture-Play
Dec 1919
p. 63
Variety
14 Nov 1919
p. 59
Wid's Daily
26 Jul 1919
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DETAILS
Release Date:
16 November 1919
Premiere Information:
Philadelphia opening: week of 16 Nov 1919; Los Angeles opening: 21 Feb 1920
Production Date:
late Jul--early Sep 1919
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Selznick Pictures Corp.
26 October 1919
LP14365
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After Frank Prentiss, a multi-millionaire who hates and distrusts females, sees that his adopted son Jack is becoming a target for designing women, he drives one away, and convinces Jack that women are detrimental to a man's success. Because of overwork, Prentiss is forced to rest at the country home of his friend Gray, where he meets and falls in love with Gray's daughter Kate. She refuses his proposals, but because her father, who has two young children, is in financial difficulties, she marries Prentiss, in name only, for the money Prentiss gives to her family. Because the frustrated Prentiss verbally abuses her, Kate seeks solace with Jack, and they develop a strong friendship. Prentiss, raging with jealousy, tortures them with his accusations. During a dinner, when he tells his male guests that Jack and Kate are lovers, Jack rushes at him, but is restrained. Prentiss suffers a fatal heart attack, leaving Jack and Kate free to ...

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After Frank Prentiss, a multi-millionaire who hates and distrusts females, sees that his adopted son Jack is becoming a target for designing women, he drives one away, and convinces Jack that women are detrimental to a man's success. Because of overwork, Prentiss is forced to rest at the country home of his friend Gray, where he meets and falls in love with Gray's daughter Kate. She refuses his proposals, but because her father, who has two young children, is in financial difficulties, she marries Prentiss, in name only, for the money Prentiss gives to her family. Because the frustrated Prentiss verbally abuses her, Kate seeks solace with Jack, and they develop a strong friendship. Prentiss, raging with jealousy, tortures them with his accusations. During a dinner, when he tells his male guests that Jack and Kate are lovers, Jack rushes at him, but is restrained. Prentiss suffers a fatal heart attack, leaving Jack and Kate free to marry.

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

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