The Thief (1920)

Drama | November 1920

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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 108.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 4029.
MPN
11 Dec 20
p. 4503.
Wid's
5 Dec 20
p. 20.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Le voleur by Henri Bernstein (Paris, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
28 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15880
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary Vantyne and her husband Andrew are the guests of Mary's old friend Isabelle Lenwright, who has married a wealthy man in contrast to Mary's impoverished mate. When Mary overhears some guests discussing her "dowdy" appearance, she determines to own a new wardrobe, and soon everyone is astonished when Mary blossoms out in beautiful clothes. Subsequently, she finds herself being wooed by Fred Lenwright, the impressionable son of her friend, and also by unscrupulous millionaire Ralph Blake. Confronted by unaffordable dressmaking bills, Mary finds herself in a compromising position until Blake presents her a receipt for the bills paid in full. However, Mary's troubles are far from over when Lenwright hires a detective to investigate the theft of $3000 and Fred is charged with the crime. Next, Andrew discovers the bills paid by Blake, and Blake then claims that Fred stole the money to pay Mary's bills. Andrew is about to wreak revenge on both men when Mary confesses that she took the money to pay for her new clothes and, thus learning her lesson, is ... +


Mary Vantyne and her husband Andrew are the guests of Mary's old friend Isabelle Lenwright, who has married a wealthy man in contrast to Mary's impoverished mate. When Mary overhears some guests discussing her "dowdy" appearance, she determines to own a new wardrobe, and soon everyone is astonished when Mary blossoms out in beautiful clothes. Subsequently, she finds herself being wooed by Fred Lenwright, the impressionable son of her friend, and also by unscrupulous millionaire Ralph Blake. Confronted by unaffordable dressmaking bills, Mary finds herself in a compromising position until Blake presents her a receipt for the bills paid in full. However, Mary's troubles are far from over when Lenwright hires a detective to investigate the theft of $3000 and Fred is charged with the crime. Next, Andrew discovers the bills paid by Blake, and Blake then claims that Fred stole the money to pay Mary's bills. Andrew is about to wreak revenge on both men when Mary confesses that she took the money to pay for her new clothes and, thus learning her lesson, is forgiven. +

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