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This was the first of the star series films that Talmadge appeared in for Select. One sources lists this film as seven reels in length. ...

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This was the first of the star series films that Talmadge appeared in for Select. One sources lists this film as seven reels in length.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
2 Jun 17
p. 1461.
MPN
20 Oct 17
p. 2717.
NYDM
13 Oct 17
p. 19.
Wid's
11 Oct 17
p. 651.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Moth by William Dana Orcutt (New York and London, 1912).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1917
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
19 September 1917
LP11425
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Spoiled young heiress Lucy Gillam knows only a life filled with parties and flirtations until she falls in love with a man who loves only her money. Lucy naïvely marries him, and after the birth of their child, finds herself confronted with the harsh realities of life as her husband demands more and more money with which to support his mistress. Tiring of his lover, Lucy's husband discards the woman, who then kills herself. Suspicion for the death points to her ex-lover, and after much adversity, Lucy is freed from the burden of her husband, and faces life as a responsible ...

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Spoiled young heiress Lucy Gillam knows only a life filled with parties and flirtations until she falls in love with a man who loves only her money. Lucy naïvely marries him, and after the birth of their child, finds herself confronted with the harsh realities of life as her husband demands more and more money with which to support his mistress. Tiring of his lover, Lucy's husband discards the woman, who then kills herself. Suspicion for the death points to her ex-lover, and after much adversity, Lucy is freed from the burden of her husband, and faces life as a responsible adult.

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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