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In the 1918 MPSD , Beekman Mitchell lists this film among his credits, but it is not clear in what capacity he worked, as he was both a cameraman and still ... More Less

In the 1918 MPSD , Beekman Mitchell lists this film among his credits, but it is not clear in what capacity he worked, as he was both a cameraman and still photographer. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jan 17
p. 564.
Motog
10 Feb 17
p. 318.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4200.
MPN
1 May 20
p. 3907.
MPW
20 Jan 17
p. 423.
MPW
10 Feb 17
p. 870.
New York Times
15 Jan 17
p. 7.
NYDM
27 Jan 17
p. 49.
Wid's
25 Jan 17
pp. 58-59.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
B. A. Rolfe Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP9995
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nan Baldwin, the daughter of a former Wall Street broker who was ruined by his partner, John Blaisdell, supports herself by singing in an Alaskan saloon under the name "The White Raven." Desperate to get away from her present surroundings and resume her studies of music, Nan offers to sell herself to the winner of a card game at a thousand dollars a hand. She is won by a stranger, who permits her to leave with the gold on the condition that she become his when she has realized her ambition as a singer. Nan journeys to New York where her voice wins her fame on the operatic stage and allows her the opportunity to avenge her father. While in New York, Nan falls in love with a young man, but refuses to marry him because of her bargain with the stranger in Alaska. Her goals accomplished, Nan returns to Alaska and awaits the coming of the stranger to claim her. To her surprise, the young man to whom she had lost her heart in New York enters, shows her the I.O.U. and then destroys it. Thus, Nan finds that the payment of herself is the realization of her own ... +


Nan Baldwin, the daughter of a former Wall Street broker who was ruined by his partner, John Blaisdell, supports herself by singing in an Alaskan saloon under the name "The White Raven." Desperate to get away from her present surroundings and resume her studies of music, Nan offers to sell herself to the winner of a card game at a thousand dollars a hand. She is won by a stranger, who permits her to leave with the gold on the condition that she become his when she has realized her ambition as a singer. Nan journeys to New York where her voice wins her fame on the operatic stage and allows her the opportunity to avenge her father. While in New York, Nan falls in love with a young man, but refuses to marry him because of her bargain with the stranger in Alaska. Her goals accomplished, Nan returns to Alaska and awaits the coming of the stranger to claim her. To her surprise, the young man to whom she had lost her heart in New York enters, shows her the I.O.U. and then destroys it. Thus, Nan finds that the payment of herself is the realization of her own desires. +

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