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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Nov 17
p. 942.
MPN
3 Nov 17
p. 3130.
MPW
8 Sep 17
p. 1586.
MPW
7 Feb 19
p. 59.
Variety
26 Oct 17
p. 33.
Wid's
25 Oct 17
p. 677.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Supv
PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Man Hater" by Mary Brecht Pulver in The Saturday Evening Post (9 Jun 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 September 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Phemie Sanders, confronted with the unhappiness of her parents because of the perpetually drunken state of her father, harbors a hatred towards men which even extends to Joe Stull, the village blacksmith who wants to marry her. Upon her mother's death, Phemie takes her younger sister and goes to Joe to accept his proposal while announcing that she will never love him. Joe accepts her conditions, thinking that she will soon change her attitude, but Phemie remains steadfast. Having read in the paper of the power of matrimonial jealousy, Joe decides to write anonymous letters to Phemie, mentioning another woman in his life. These have no perceptible effect on the man-hater until another woman, in reality, looms upon the horizon. She is Lucy Conyer, a former admirer of Joe's who is now a widow. Lucy makes a play for Joe's attentions and this finally has an effect on Phemie, who upbraids her husband for neglecting her and, then forced to a confession, declares her love for ... +


Phemie Sanders, confronted with the unhappiness of her parents because of the perpetually drunken state of her father, harbors a hatred towards men which even extends to Joe Stull, the village blacksmith who wants to marry her. Upon her mother's death, Phemie takes her younger sister and goes to Joe to accept his proposal while announcing that she will never love him. Joe accepts her conditions, thinking that she will soon change her attitude, but Phemie remains steadfast. Having read in the paper of the power of matrimonial jealousy, Joe decides to write anonymous letters to Phemie, mentioning another woman in his life. These have no perceptible effect on the man-hater until another woman, in reality, looms upon the horizon. She is Lucy Conyer, a former admirer of Joe's who is now a widow. Lucy makes a play for Joe's attentions and this finally has an effect on Phemie, who upbraids her husband for neglecting her and, then forced to a confession, declares her love for him. +

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