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The film was produced under the working titles Bobby, and Mlle. Tiptoe. ...

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The film was produced under the working titles Bobby, and Mlle. Tiptoe.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 1918
p. 673
ETR
2 Feb 1918
p. 766
MPN
16 Feb 1918
p. 1036
MPW
19 Jan 1918
p. 390
NYDM
19 Jan 1918
p. 26
NYDM
26 Jan 1918
p. 22
Variety
8 Feb 1918
p. 39
Wid's
21 Feb 1918
p. 953
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Bobby
Mlle. Tiptoe
Release Date:
28 January 1918
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Roberta Lee, who is concerned with reforming ex-convicts, convinces her wealthy father to hire ex-robber "Slippery" Bill Dorgan as a gardener in their home. Bill tries at first to reform himself, but soon yields to temptation and steals Roberta's jewels. To avoid publicity, Roberta takes a trip to the country, where she meets Richard Van Stone who, under an assumed identity, is conducting business for her father. Taken with Roberta, Richard unwittingly buys Roberta's own brooch from Slippery Bill, presents it to her, and is arrested for the robbery. When Roberta is kidnapped, Bill rescues her and returns the jewels, after which she drops the robbery charges and marries ...

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Roberta Lee, who is concerned with reforming ex-convicts, convinces her wealthy father to hire ex-robber "Slippery" Bill Dorgan as a gardener in their home. Bill tries at first to reform himself, but soon yields to temptation and steals Roberta's jewels. To avoid publicity, Roberta takes a trip to the country, where she meets Richard Van Stone who, under an assumed identity, is conducting business for her father. Taken with Roberta, Richard unwittingly buys Roberta's own brooch from Slippery Bill, presents it to her, and is arrested for the robbery. When Roberta is kidnapped, Bill rescues her and returns the jewels, after which she drops the robbery charges and marries Richard.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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