A Man's World (1918)

Drama | 24 June 1918

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HISTORY

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 May 18
p. 1930.
ETR
29 Jun 18
p. 274, 325
MPN
29 Jun 18
p. 3875.
MPW
26 Feb 16
p. 1310.
MPW
27 Jul 18
p. 589.
Variety
5 Jul 18
p. 31.
Wid's
7 Jul 18
pp. 21-22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 June 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12573
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,891
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Frankie Ware, an American author living in Paris, eases the dying moments of a young girl named Alice Ellery, who has just given birth to an illegitimate child. Frankie adopts the child and returns to New York, where she writes a book questioning the one-sided social laws that make this a man's world. Her publisher, Malcolm Gaskell, falls in love with her, and the two become engaged, but Frankie's rival, Lione Brune, attempts to destroy the romance by jealously suggesting that "Kiddie" is Frankie's child. Angrily, Malcom rushes to Frankie's apartment and demands to know the truth, whereupon Frankie, noticing the resemblance between Kiddie and Malcolm, asks him if he ever met Alice Ellery in Paris. When he betrays his own guilt, Frankie breaks the engagement and later marries David Powell, who has loved her all ... +


Frankie Ware, an American author living in Paris, eases the dying moments of a young girl named Alice Ellery, who has just given birth to an illegitimate child. Frankie adopts the child and returns to New York, where she writes a book questioning the one-sided social laws that make this a man's world. Her publisher, Malcolm Gaskell, falls in love with her, and the two become engaged, but Frankie's rival, Lione Brune, attempts to destroy the romance by jealously suggesting that "Kiddie" is Frankie's child. Angrily, Malcom rushes to Frankie's apartment and demands to know the truth, whereupon Frankie, noticing the resemblance between Kiddie and Malcolm, asks him if he ever met Alice Ellery in Paris. When he betrays his own guilt, Frankie breaks the engagement and later marries David Powell, who has loved her all along. +

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