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This film was the initial production effort of Arthur James, the head of Metro's scenario, publicity, and advertising ... More Less

This film was the initial production effort of Arthur James, the head of Metro's scenario, publicity, and advertising departments. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Feb 17
p. 784.
Motog
24 Feb 17
p. 429.
MPN
24 Feb 17
p. 1256.
MPW
24 Feb 17
p. 1210.
NYDM
6 Jan 17
p. 23.
NYDM
17 Feb 17
p. 26.
Wid's
15 Feb 17
pp. 102-03.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10157
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Unable to support her ailing mother, manicurist Shirley Bryson stifles the cries of her conscience and becomes the mistress of wealthy Wilfred Templeton. After the knowledge of her daughter's transgression kills Emma Bryson, Shirley leaves Templeton and becomes a cabaret singer where she meets Harold Templeton, the son of her former lover. Love grows between them and they are soon married. They are living happily when Wilfred comes to visit and divulges Shirley's past. Scandalized, Harold bitterly reproaches Shirley, but once she explains her extenuating circumstances, Harold forgives her and banishes his father from his home and his ... +


Unable to support her ailing mother, manicurist Shirley Bryson stifles the cries of her conscience and becomes the mistress of wealthy Wilfred Templeton. After the knowledge of her daughter's transgression kills Emma Bryson, Shirley leaves Templeton and becomes a cabaret singer where she meets Harold Templeton, the son of her former lover. Love grows between them and they are soon married. They are living happily when Wilfred comes to visit and divulges Shirley's past. Scandalized, Harold bitterly reproaches Shirley, but once she explains her extenuating circumstances, Harold forgives her and banishes his father from his home and his life. +

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Sub-genre:
Social


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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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