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DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 May 18
p. 1770.
MPN
4 May 18
p. 2662, 2721
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 592.
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 1755, 1760
NYDM
4 May 18
p. 643.
Variety
26 Apr 18
p. 42.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
pp. 1105-06.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 April 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fashion model Phyllis Clyne offers a large percentage of her inheritance to the "Honorable Billy," the scion of a titled but impoverished English family, to introduce her into society as his fiancée. The two fall in love, but because of the businesslike nature of their arrangement, both of them try to suppress their feelings. At a social engagement, Billy introduces Phyllis to Lord Sheldon, an older gentleman who has left his wife and earned a reputation as a ladies' man. Worried and jealous, Billy tries to protect Phyllis from Sheldon, but she ignores his warnings and finally runs away with the old rake. As they are driving away, however, they meet with an accident, and Lord Sheldon is killed. Phyllis reveals that the nobleman was her father, whom she had not seen in many years, whereupon Billy asks her to become his real ... +


Fashion model Phyllis Clyne offers a large percentage of her inheritance to the "Honorable Billy," the scion of a titled but impoverished English family, to introduce her into society as his fiancée. The two fall in love, but because of the businesslike nature of their arrangement, both of them try to suppress their feelings. At a social engagement, Billy introduces Phyllis to Lord Sheldon, an older gentleman who has left his wife and earned a reputation as a ladies' man. Worried and jealous, Billy tries to protect Phyllis from Sheldon, but she ignores his warnings and finally runs away with the old rake. As they are driving away, however, they meet with an accident, and Lord Sheldon is killed. Phyllis reveals that the nobleman was her father, whom she had not seen in many years, whereupon Billy asks her to become his real fiancée. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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