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Some reviews give a length of five reels. The copyright holdings indicate that the film was based on a story by Scarborough entitled "What Might Have Been." It is unclear whether this story was written for the film or for another medium. Some contemporary reviews state that the film is based on Scarborough's successful play Her Only Way , but no evidence of the existence of such a play has been discovered. The copyright holdings also credit Franklin as co-scenarist with Murillo. ...

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Some reviews give a length of five reels. The copyright holdings indicate that the film was based on a story by Scarborough entitled "What Might Have Been." It is unclear whether this story was written for the film or for another medium. Some contemporary reviews state that the film is based on Scarborough's successful play Her Only Way , but no evidence of the existence of such a play has been discovered. The copyright holdings also credit Franklin as co-scenarist with Murillo.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Aug 18
p. 1090.
MPN
31 Aug 18
p. 1367, 1426
MPW
31 Aug 18
p. 1300.
New York Times
19 Aug 18
p. 7.
NYDM
23 Feb 18
p. 1137.
Variety
23 Aug 18
p. 42.
Wid's
25 Aug 18
pp. 21-22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 August 1918
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
15 August 1918
LP12761
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Lucille Westbrook returns from boarding school to find that her fortune has been lost and that arrangements have been made for her to marry the wealthy Paul Belmont. Angered that he may be rejected, Lucille's sweetheart, Joseph Marshall, argues with her, and she sends him from the house. Exhausted, she falls asleep and dreams that she has married Paul, who neglects her for a rich widow and then unjustly frames her for a divorce. After she loses her case in court, Lucille returns home and points a revolver at her husband. The shot awakens her from the dream with a jolt, and she gladly accepts Joseph's ...

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Lucille Westbrook returns from boarding school to find that her fortune has been lost and that arrangements have been made for her to marry the wealthy Paul Belmont. Angered that he may be rejected, Lucille's sweetheart, Joseph Marshall, argues with her, and she sends him from the house. Exhausted, she falls asleep and dreams that she has married Paul, who neglects her for a rich widow and then unjustly frames her for a divorce. After she loses her case in court, Lucille returns home and points a revolver at her husband. The shot awakens her from the dream with a jolt, and she gladly accepts Joseph's proposal.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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