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The working title of this film was The Woman Who Dared ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Woman Who Dared . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 105.
MPN
4 Dec 20
pp. 4179-80.
MPN
11 Dec 20
p. 4501.
MPW
13 Nov 20
pp. 3662-63, 3724
Wid's
5 Dec 20
p. 9.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Woman Who Dared
Release Date:
5 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Parker Read, Jr.
Copyright Date:
24 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15836
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Natalie Storm, a young woman struggling to support her mother and little sister through sweatshop labor, sees her mother die and her sister suffer for want of proper food and surroundings. This forces her to reject the proposal of Tom Chandler, a self-educated mining engineer, who then sets out for South America to make his fortune. To save her sister, Natalie becomes the mistress of Wall Street magnate Alvin Dunning, until he publicly humiliates her and she determines to free herself. Meanwhile, Chandler returns after having discovered a copper mine in South America. Invited to a party at the Dunning house, he meets Natalie as Dunning's mistress and, heartbroken, abruptly departs. Natalie, by now desperate, obtains a lucky stock tip that enables her to finally break with Dunning. Seeking her out, Dunning attempts to force her to return to him, and in a wild car ride, he is killed and Natalie severly injured. Upon opening her eyes after the crash, she sees Tom standing over her, and the lovers are ... +


Natalie Storm, a young woman struggling to support her mother and little sister through sweatshop labor, sees her mother die and her sister suffer for want of proper food and surroundings. This forces her to reject the proposal of Tom Chandler, a self-educated mining engineer, who then sets out for South America to make his fortune. To save her sister, Natalie becomes the mistress of Wall Street magnate Alvin Dunning, until he publicly humiliates her and she determines to free herself. Meanwhile, Chandler returns after having discovered a copper mine in South America. Invited to a party at the Dunning house, he meets Natalie as Dunning's mistress and, heartbroken, abruptly departs. Natalie, by now desperate, obtains a lucky stock tip that enables her to finally break with Dunning. Seeking her out, Dunning attempts to force her to return to him, and in a wild car ride, he is killed and Natalie severly injured. Upon opening her eyes after the crash, she sees Tom standing over her, and the lovers are reconciled. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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