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HISTORY

Merrick and Morton's play was the basis for the 1922 Famous Players-Lasky film A Daughter of Luxury, starring Agnes Ayres and directed by Paul Powell. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1222.) ...

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Merrick and Morton's play was the basis for the 1922 Famous Players-Lasky film A Daughter of Luxury, starring Agnes Ayres and directed by Paul Powell. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1222.)

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 1918
p. 681
MPN
19 Jan 1918
p. 417
MPN
2 Feb 1918
p. 735
MPW
2 Feb 1918
p. 737
Variety
25 Jan 1918
p. 43
Wid's
31 Jan 1918
p. 906
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 January 1918
Production Date:

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Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Empire All Star Corp.
14 January 1918
LP11957
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Mary Fenton, the star singer in her small town church choir, is assured by a phony impresario that with six months of voice lessons at his New York school, she will become famous. When the hopeful young girl arrives in New York, she finds the school closed, and is soon robbed of all her money. Sitting on a park bench, broke and friendless, she attracts the attention of Charles Owen, who lures her to his apartment with promises of money and protection. When his wife's friend drops by the apartment, Charles introduces Mary as his wealthy sister-in-law, and soon she is invited to visit the country home of his friends, the Walfords. After Owen's wife returns, Mary is forced to confess everything to the Walfords, but young Blake Walford, who has fallen in love with her, forgives her and ...

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Mary Fenton, the star singer in her small town church choir, is assured by a phony impresario that with six months of voice lessons at his New York school, she will become famous. When the hopeful young girl arrives in New York, she finds the school closed, and is soon robbed of all her money. Sitting on a park bench, broke and friendless, she attracts the attention of Charles Owen, who lures her to his apartment with promises of money and protection. When his wife's friend drops by the apartment, Charles introduces Mary as his wealthy sister-in-law, and soon she is invited to visit the country home of his friends, the Walfords. After Owen's wife returns, Mary is forced to confess everything to the Walfords, but young Blake Walford, who has fallen in love with her, forgives her and proposes.

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