The Butterfly Man (1920)

Drama | 18 April 1920

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
8 May 20
p. 2630.
MPN
29 May 20
p. 4543.
Variety
21 May 20
p. 34.
Wid's
28 Feb 08
p. 1525.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 April 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sedgewick Blynn is a penniless "he vamp," the "idol of women and envy of men," who is determined to marry a wealthy society woman. One evening, he rescues a child from a fire and is pronounced a hero. Heiress Bessie Morgan, enamored of his heroics, promises to marry him, but at the last minute her father prevents the elopement. Soon after, Blynn receives a telegram informing him of his mother's death, and he comes to the realization that he has been leading a wasteful ... +


Sedgewick Blynn is a penniless "he vamp," the "idol of women and envy of men," who is determined to marry a wealthy society woman. One evening, he rescues a child from a fire and is pronounced a hero. Heiress Bessie Morgan, enamored of his heroics, promises to marry him, but at the last minute her father prevents the elopement. Soon after, Blynn receives a telegram informing him of his mother's death, and he comes to the realization that he has been leading a wasteful life. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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