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HISTORY

The name of the production company of this film has been listed variously as Rex Beach Film Corp., Rex Beach Pictures Corp., and Rex Beach Pictures Co. Another adaption of the novel was made by M-G-M in 1926. Also entitled The Auction Block , that film was directed by Hobart Henley and starred Charles Ray and Eleanor Boardman (see ... More Less

The name of the production company of this film has been listed variously as Rex Beach Film Corp., Rex Beach Pictures Corp., and Rex Beach Pictures Co. Another adaption of the novel was made by M-G-M in 1926. Also entitled The Auction Block , that film was directed by Hobart Henley and starred Charles Ray and Eleanor Boardman (see entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Dec 17
p. 297.
MPN
5 Jan 18
p. 14.
MPN
29 Dec 17
p. 4589.
MPW
16 Oct 15
p. 74.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 1957.
NYDM
2 Jun 17
p. 25.
NYDM
22 Dec 17
p. 30.
Variety
28 Dec 17
p. 43.
Wid's
20 Dec 17
pp. 815-16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11718
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Lorelei Knight lands a job as a show girl in New York through the efforts of her unscrupulous brother. Her parasitic family soon follows in order to live on her earnings. She loses her job and in desperation marries Bob Wharton, the drunken son of a millionaire, but refuses to consummate the marriage until he reforms. Lorelei meets Lilas Lynn who is planning revenge on steel mill owner Jarvis Hammon, the man responsible for her father's death. Lilas shoots Hammon and Lorelei is implicated. Her brother and his gang blackmail Lorelei's now reformed husband for the crime, but after a turn of events the gang is broken up and all ends ... +


Lorelei Knight lands a job as a show girl in New York through the efforts of her unscrupulous brother. Her parasitic family soon follows in order to live on her earnings. She loses her job and in desperation marries Bob Wharton, the drunken son of a millionaire, but refuses to consummate the marriage until he reforms. Lorelei meets Lilas Lynn who is planning revenge on steel mill owner Jarvis Hammon, the man responsible for her father's death. Lilas shoots Hammon and Lorelei is implicated. Her brother and his gang blackmail Lorelei's now reformed husband for the crime, but after a turn of events the gang is broken up and all ends well. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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