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Wid's includes Albert Hart in the cast and lists Max Schneider as the cameraman. ...

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Wid's includes Albert Hart in the cast and lists Max Schneider as the cameraman.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Jul 1918
p. 400
Motog
6 Jul 1918
p. 11
MPN
29 Jun 1918
pp. 3873-74, 3948
MPW
16 Mar 1918
p. 1609
MPW
6 Jul 1918
p. 117
NYDM
13 Jul 1918
p. 53
Variety
21 Jun 1918
p. 28
Wid's
7 Jul 1918
pp. 25-26
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 July 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
World Film Corp.
19 July 1918
LU12666
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,330
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In Washington, D.C., Betty Lansing renews her acquaintance with young Congressman Brandon Kent and a romance blossoms. Betty and her mother conduct whist games at their home, the proceeds of which are donated to charity, but at one of these parties, Drake, an embezzler, is arrested. Because Kent arrived during the party, Oakland, a rival for Betty's heart, visits the campaign headquarters of Johnson, who is running against Kent for the gubernatorial nomination, and reports that the congressman was involved in a gambling raid. When it becomes clear at the state convention that few delegates plan to vote for Kent, Betty, with the aid of suffrage leader Mrs. Ogden, mounts the platform and delivers a rousing speech exposing Oakland as a liar. Exonerated, Kent wins the ...

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In Washington, D.C., Betty Lansing renews her acquaintance with young Congressman Brandon Kent and a romance blossoms. Betty and her mother conduct whist games at their home, the proceeds of which are donated to charity, but at one of these parties, Drake, an embezzler, is arrested. Because Kent arrived during the party, Oakland, a rival for Betty's heart, visits the campaign headquarters of Johnson, who is running against Kent for the gubernatorial nomination, and reports that the congressman was involved in a gambling raid. When it becomes clear at the state convention that few delegates plan to vote for Kent, Betty, with the aid of suffrage leader Mrs. Ogden, mounts the platform and delivers a rousing speech exposing Oakland as a liar. Exonerated, Kent wins the nomination.

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

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