The Day of Days (1914)

Drama | 20 January 1914

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HISTORY

Although Var credits Daniel Frohman as director, J. S. Dawley is credited in the Paramount studio ... More Less

Although Var credits Daniel Frohman as director, J. S. Dawley is credited in the Paramount studio records. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPW
24 Jan 14
p. 472, 529
NYDM
7 Jan 14
p. 31.
NYDM
14 Jan 14
p. 72.
NYDM
19 Dec 14
p. 101.
Variety
30 Jan 14
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 January 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marian Blessington, an orphaned heiress, flees her ancestral home to avoid the schemes of her father's executor. Under the name of Molly Lessing, she moves into a boardinghouse where she meets and falls in love with bookkeeper Percival Sybarite. The executor's fortune-hunting son discovers Marian at her job as a department store clerk and invites her to a bazaar, hoping to arrange a fake marriage with her, but his wife exposes him. He then kidnaps Marian, but she is rescued by Percival, who donned a policeman's uniform to escape apprehension in a gambling den. In the end, wearing a devil's costume, Percival surprises the executor and his son with news of his marriage to the ... +


Marian Blessington, an orphaned heiress, flees her ancestral home to avoid the schemes of her father's executor. Under the name of Molly Lessing, she moves into a boardinghouse where she meets and falls in love with bookkeeper Percival Sybarite. The executor's fortune-hunting son discovers Marian at her job as a department store clerk and invites her to a bazaar, hoping to arrange a fake marriage with her, but his wife exposes him. He then kidnaps Marian, but she is rescued by Percival, who donned a policeman's uniform to escape apprehension in a gambling den. In the end, wearing a devil's costume, Percival surprises the executor and his son with news of his marriage to the heiress. +

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