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Many exteriors for this film were shot in New Orleans. Columbia filmed Phillips' novel in 1924, with Alma Rubens starring and Henry MacRae directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; ... More Less

Many exteriors for this film were shot in New Orleans. Columbia filmed Phillips' novel in 1924, with Alma Rubens starring and Henry MacRae directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4326.) More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Mar 17
p. 905.
Motog
10 Mar 17
p. 532.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4023.
MPN
9 May 1920.
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MPW
10 Mar 17
p. 1588.
MPW
17 Mar 17
p. 1827.
NYDM
27 Jan 17
p. 56.
NYDM
3 Mar 17
p. 26.
Wid's
1 Mar 17
pp. 132-33.
DETAILS
Release Date:
February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Clara Kimball Young Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 March 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10316
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Upon her father's death, Mildred Gower is forced into a marriage with wealthy old roué General Siddall. Due to the general's selfishness, the marriage is a failure and Mildred leaves her husband in Paris. Returning to America on the steamer, she meets Stanley Baird, a former suitor who offers to finance her study of music as a business proposition. Mildred is to repay Baird when she procures an engagement to sing on the concert stage. With Baird's money, Mildred lives a life of luxury, neglecting her work until Donald Keith, a friend of Baird's, accuses her of being a kept woman. Mildred then begins to work in earnest, living with an Italian maestro's family and studying seriously. She finally obtains an engagement when Siddall returns to claim her as his wife. Mildred is freed from her marriage, however, when Keith learns that Siddall is already married. Mildred then repays Baird and, now an independent woman, marries ... +


Upon her father's death, Mildred Gower is forced into a marriage with wealthy old roué General Siddall. Due to the general's selfishness, the marriage is a failure and Mildred leaves her husband in Paris. Returning to America on the steamer, she meets Stanley Baird, a former suitor who offers to finance her study of music as a business proposition. Mildred is to repay Baird when she procures an engagement to sing on the concert stage. With Baird's money, Mildred lives a life of luxury, neglecting her work until Donald Keith, a friend of Baird's, accuses her of being a kept woman. Mildred then begins to work in earnest, living with an Italian maestro's family and studying seriously. She finally obtains an engagement when Siddall returns to claim her as his wife. Mildred is freed from her marriage, however, when Keith learns that Siddall is already married. Mildred then repays Baird and, now an independent woman, marries Keith. +

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