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Copyright records list five reels although most reviews list six reels. Stephen Fox was a pseudonym for Jules ... More Less

Copyright records list five reels although most reviews list six reels. Stephen Fox was a pseudonym for Jules Furthman. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1531.
ETR
7 Dec 18
p. 63, 79
ETR
28 Dec 18
p. 350.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 847.
MPW
11 Jan 19
p. 250.
NYDM
21 Dec 18
p. 918.
Variety
22 Nov 18
p. 44.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel All the World to Nothing by Wyndham Martyn (Boston, 1912).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
American Film Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12968
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Richard Chester, a bachelor who has lost everything in a poker game, blunders into the apartment of Nora Ellis, who has just inherited a fortune under the stipulation that she marry immediately. Assuming the name Chester Dick, Richard marries Nora and leaves. Unaware of this marriage of convenience, Charles Renalls, Nora's suitor, later assumes that her wealth is the only impediment to their union and conspires to ruin her on the market. Upon learning of his scheme, Richard ruins Charles. Nora falls in love with Richard, not recognizing her benefactor as her husband of an evening. Hoping to spoil Richard's chances with Nora, Charles tells her that Richard is already married and that he carries his wife's picture in his pocket. To her surprise and delight, Nora discovers that the incriminating picture is her own photograph and that Richard is already her ... +


Richard Chester, a bachelor who has lost everything in a poker game, blunders into the apartment of Nora Ellis, who has just inherited a fortune under the stipulation that she marry immediately. Assuming the name Chester Dick, Richard marries Nora and leaves. Unaware of this marriage of convenience, Charles Renalls, Nora's suitor, later assumes that her wealth is the only impediment to their union and conspires to ruin her on the market. Upon learning of his scheme, Richard ruins Charles. Nora falls in love with Richard, not recognizing her benefactor as her husband of an evening. Hoping to spoil Richard's chances with Nora, Charles tells her that Richard is already married and that he carries his wife's picture in his pocket. To her surprise and delight, Nora discovers that the incriminating picture is her own photograph and that Richard is already her husband. +

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

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