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The working title of this film was Melia No-good . Some sources refer to the film's title as For Valor . According to Wid's , this film was made at Triangle's Eastern studio, which was in Yonkers, New ... More Less

The working title of this film was Melia No-good . Some sources refer to the film's title as For Valor . According to Wid's , this film was made at Triangle's Eastern studio, which was in Yonkers, New York. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
1 Dec 17
p. 3808, 3860
MPN
22 Dec 17
p. 4421.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1337.
NYDM
4 Aug 17
p. 890.
Variety
23 Nov 17
p. 43.
Wid's
22 Nov 17
p. 749.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Supv
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Melia No-good" by I. A. R. Wylie in Good Housekeeping (Jul 1917).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Melia No-good
Release Date:
25 November 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Melia Nobbs, a young Canadian woman, supports both her invalid father Ambrose and brother Henry. When Henry faces arrest for helping himself to his employer's cash, Melia steals the amount from the star of the theater where she has been dancing, and offers it to her brother provided that he will enlist in the army. Henry agrees and goes off to war, making Ambrose proud of his son, but when Ambrose learns that his daughter has been arrested for theft, he disowns her. Melia does not reveal the reason for taking the money and is sent to prison. Meanwhile, Henry fights bravely in France and returns home minus an arm but wearing the Victoria Cross. He finds his sister, weak and worn from overwork, in the prison hospital. Seeing her brother with his medals, Melia realizes that her sacrifices for him and her country have not been in vain, and that in her own way, she has served her ... +


Melia Nobbs, a young Canadian woman, supports both her invalid father Ambrose and brother Henry. When Henry faces arrest for helping himself to his employer's cash, Melia steals the amount from the star of the theater where she has been dancing, and offers it to her brother provided that he will enlist in the army. Henry agrees and goes off to war, making Ambrose proud of his son, but when Ambrose learns that his daughter has been arrested for theft, he disowns her. Melia does not reveal the reason for taking the money and is sent to prison. Meanwhile, Henry fights bravely in France and returns home minus an arm but wearing the Victoria Cross. He finds his sister, weak and worn from overwork, in the prison hospital. Seeing her brother with his medals, Melia realizes that her sacrifices for him and her country have not been in vain, and that in her own way, she has served her country. +

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