The Model's Confession (1918)

Drama | 8 June 1918

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HISTORY

This film was also reviewed at five reels. Various release dates were listed in reviews. ...

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This film was also reviewed at five reels. Various release dates were listed in reviews.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Jun 1918
p. 199
MPN
22 Jun 1918
p. 3738
MPW
8 Jun 1918
p. 1483
MPW
13 Sep 1917
p. 581
New York Times
3 Jun 1918
p. 9
NYDM
15 Jun 1918
p. 852
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on a short story by Ruby Mildred Ayres (publication undetermined).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 June 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
15 May 1918
LP12426
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

One of the biggest customers at Armande's, where Iva Seldon works as a model, is Billy Ravensworth, who purchases expensive gowns for a heartless vampire named Rita Challoner. When Billy pays for a number of gowns with a bad check, Iva is sent to Rita's home to collect the finery, and there she meets Bertrand Seldon, whom she recognizes as her own father, a society man who had deserted his wife years earlier and never acknowledged Iva. Rita learns that Billy is penniless and breaks off their affair, after which Iva persuades him to pose as her fiancé so that she might enter society. Billy is content to maintain the masquerade in exchange for Iva's money, but soon finds himself jealous over her apparent romance with Bertrand. Iva agrees to accompany Bertrand on a drive, but the car plunges down a cliff, whereupon she reveals her identity. Before his death, Bertrand at last recognizes his daughter, and with his fortune, she and Billy begin a new ...

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One of the biggest customers at Armande's, where Iva Seldon works as a model, is Billy Ravensworth, who purchases expensive gowns for a heartless vampire named Rita Challoner. When Billy pays for a number of gowns with a bad check, Iva is sent to Rita's home to collect the finery, and there she meets Bertrand Seldon, whom she recognizes as her own father, a society man who had deserted his wife years earlier and never acknowledged Iva. Rita learns that Billy is penniless and breaks off their affair, after which Iva persuades him to pose as her fiancé so that she might enter society. Billy is content to maintain the masquerade in exchange for Iva's money, but soon finds himself jealous over her apparent romance with Bertrand. Iva agrees to accompany Bertrand on a drive, but the car plunges down a cliff, whereupon she reveals her identity. Before his death, Bertrand at last recognizes his daughter, and with his fortune, she and Billy begin a new life.

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