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The novel first appeared as a story in 1918 in Cosmopolitan . A private showing of the film was given in New York on 2 Jun 1920. It opened in New York on 12 Sep ... More Less

The novel first appeared as a story in 1918 in Cosmopolitan . A private showing of the film was given in New York on 2 Jun 1920. It opened in New York on 12 Sep 1920. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jun 20
p. 386.
MPN
26 Jan 20
p. 145.
MPN
14 Feb 20
p. 1711.
MPN
16 Jul 20
p. 32.
MPW
26 Jun 20
p. 1789.
New York Morning Telegraph
13 Jun 1920.
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New York Times
13 Sep 20
p. 12.
NYR
26 Jun 1920.
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Variety
18 Jun 20
p. 29.
Wid's
13 Jun 20
p. 6.
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
International Film Service Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 August 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15495
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,505
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Stephanie, the adopted daughter of Jim Cleland, becomes a restless spirit upon the death of her foster father and the concomitant departure of his son Jim, whom Stephanie has grown to love. Jim travels to Europe to complete his studies, and Stephanie is left in the care of attorney Grismer, the executor of Cleland's estate. Constantly in the presence of Grismer's son Oswald, Stephanie develops an affection for the boy, and one night, after circumstances force the two of them to spend the night in a roadhouse, Stephanie's reputation is so compromised that they decide to marry. After the ceremony, Stephanie realizes that she does not love her husband, and the two of them live apart. Jim returns from Europe, and Oswald, realizing Stephanie's great love for her foster brother, commits suicide so that Stephanie can marry the man she ... +


Stephanie, the adopted daughter of Jim Cleland, becomes a restless spirit upon the death of her foster father and the concomitant departure of his son Jim, whom Stephanie has grown to love. Jim travels to Europe to complete his studies, and Stephanie is left in the care of attorney Grismer, the executor of Cleland's estate. Constantly in the presence of Grismer's son Oswald, Stephanie develops an affection for the boy, and one night, after circumstances force the two of them to spend the night in a roadhouse, Stephanie's reputation is so compromised that they decide to marry. After the ceremony, Stephanie realizes that she does not love her husband, and the two of them live apart. Jim returns from Europe, and Oswald, realizing Stephanie's great love for her foster brother, commits suicide so that Stephanie can marry the man she loves. +

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

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