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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Mar 18
p. 1068.
MPN
9 Mar 18
p. 1466.
MPW
9 Mar 18
p. 1410, 1412
NYDM
3 Aug 18
p. 719.
Variety
1 Mar 18
p. 42.
Wid's
28 Feb 18
p. 979.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 March 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Helen Thurston, a manicurist at the Ritz, is in love with her wealthy patron, Jack Standring, but the young man's mother wants him to marry a rich debutante. Helen is informed that she has inherited her grandfather's millions, and she proceeds as quickly as possible to acquire expensive clothing and jewelry on credit. Jack, however, is not impressed. Soon Helen learns that she has inherited only $1,000, the remainder of the fortune having gone to her cousin Spindrift. The creditors hound her for their money, and at a grand ball at the Standring home, a detective threatens to arrest her. Touched by her poverty, Jack decides to elope with her. Finally Spindrift violates the conditions of the will, and Helen inherits the entire ... +


Helen Thurston, a manicurist at the Ritz, is in love with her wealthy patron, Jack Standring, but the young man's mother wants him to marry a rich debutante. Helen is informed that she has inherited her grandfather's millions, and she proceeds as quickly as possible to acquire expensive clothing and jewelry on credit. Jack, however, is not impressed. Soon Helen learns that she has inherited only $1,000, the remainder of the fortune having gone to her cousin Spindrift. The creditors hound her for their money, and at a grand ball at the Standring home, a detective threatens to arrest her. Touched by her poverty, Jack decides to elope with her. Finally Spindrift violates the conditions of the will, and Helen inherits the entire fortune. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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