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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 636.
ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 838.
MPN
16 Feb 18
p. 1038.
MPW
16 Feb 18
p. 1001.
NYDM
2 Feb 18
p. 26.
NYDM
9 Feb 18
p. 19.
Variety
1 Feb 18
p. 44.
Wid's
7 Feb 18
pp. 924-25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 January 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
22 January 1918
LP11986
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Arabella Flynn, a model and errand girl for a fashionable dressmaker, inherits $800 from her Aunt Bettina and immediately moves into a posh hotel wearing the new finery from her shop. She begins a love affair with Jack Forsythe, the son of a wealthy corset maker, although a mysterious Spaniard, Signor Rodrigues -- actually the executor of Aunt Bettina's will -- keeps constant watch over her. Arabella is besieged by the tradesmen of the city until a lawyer's clerk reports to the hotel staff that the check was written in error and that Arabella is a swindler. Jack, jealous of Rodrigues' attentions to Arabella, leaves town, and Arabella is about to commit suicide when Aunt Bettina's lawyer explains that the check should have been made out for $80,000 rather than $800. Rodrigues admits that he had been hired by the eccentric aunt merely to determine Arabella's character, and Jack returns to his happy ...

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Arabella Flynn, a model and errand girl for a fashionable dressmaker, inherits $800 from her Aunt Bettina and immediately moves into a posh hotel wearing the new finery from her shop. She begins a love affair with Jack Forsythe, the son of a wealthy corset maker, although a mysterious Spaniard, Signor Rodrigues -- actually the executor of Aunt Bettina's will -- keeps constant watch over her. Arabella is besieged by the tradesmen of the city until a lawyer's clerk reports to the hotel staff that the check was written in error and that Arabella is a swindler. Jack, jealous of Rodrigues' attentions to Arabella, leaves town, and Arabella is about to commit suicide when Aunt Bettina's lawyer explains that the check should have been made out for $80,000 rather than $800. Rodrigues admits that he had been hired by the eccentric aunt merely to determine Arabella's character, and Jack returns to his happy heiress.

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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