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The film was titled A Woman of Mystery until just before its ... More Less

The film was titled A Woman of Mystery until just before its release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jul 18
p. 675.
MPN
27 Jul 18
p. 573.
MPN
3 Aug 18
p. 793.
MPW
18 Jan 19
p. 392.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 719.
NYDM
10 Aug 18
p. 201.
Variety
26 Jul 18
p. 31.
Wid's
21 Jul 18
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Woman of Mystery
Release Date:
21 July 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the ill-tempered and self-seeking Judith claims that she loves her sister Felicity's beau, David Strong, he gives her money for her trousseau which she uses to settle in New York City. Under the name of Zariska, Judith establishes herself as a society fortune-teller, counting among her many clients the wealthy Peter Van Dixon and his friend, Paul Vincent. After Judith has returned home to collect money willed to her by her uncle, she witnesses a shipwreck in which the wealthy Mrs. Dorian is killed. Seeing an opportunity to advance in society, Judith steals Mrs. Dorian's papers and jewels and uses them to masquerade as the rich woman. Her deception is a success, and she is about to marry Peter when David appears and exposes her. Deeply repentant, Judith returns home, and Paul, realizing that her better nature has asserted itself, asks her to be his ... +


When the ill-tempered and self-seeking Judith claims that she loves her sister Felicity's beau, David Strong, he gives her money for her trousseau which she uses to settle in New York City. Under the name of Zariska, Judith establishes herself as a society fortune-teller, counting among her many clients the wealthy Peter Van Dixon and his friend, Paul Vincent. After Judith has returned home to collect money willed to her by her uncle, she witnesses a shipwreck in which the wealthy Mrs. Dorian is killed. Seeing an opportunity to advance in society, Judith steals Mrs. Dorian's papers and jewels and uses them to masquerade as the rich woman. Her deception is a success, and she is about to marry Peter when David appears and exposes her. Deeply repentant, Judith returns home, and Paul, realizing that her better nature has asserted itself, asks her to be his wife. +

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

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