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Richard A. Rowland was the president and Joseph Engel the treasurer of Metro Pictures Corp. Mrs. Sidney Drew's maiden name was Lucille ... More Less

Richard A. Rowland was the president and Joseph Engel the treasurer of Metro Pictures Corp. Mrs. Sidney Drew's maiden name was Lucille McVey. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 733, 779
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1385.
MPN
25 May 18
p. 3097.
MPW
6 Apr 18
p. 3.
NYDM
8 Jun 18
p. 813.
Variety
31 May 18
p. 30.
Wid's
2 Jun 18
pp. 21-22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
A Special Production De Luxe
A Special Production De Luxe;
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Pay-day by Lottie M. Meaney, Oliver D. Bailey (New York, 26 Feb 1916).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12436
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Metro comedians Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, after reading over an assortment of scenarios, decide to film a melodrama entitled Pay-Day , in which Sidney plays the role of the dapper but evil Kirke Brentwood. Although Kirke is wealthy, he forces Doris Fenton, the poor working girl who hopes to marry him, to steal for him, and while she serves time for the crime, he blithely marries another woman, Isabel. Upon Doris' release, she returns to Kirke just as he is strangling Isabel, and his accusation sends Doris to prison for life. After five years, she escapes and confronts Kirke, who has married yet another woman, Ruth. Softening, Doris suggests that they forget the past, but after kissing him, she reveals that she has leprosy and that they must both spend the rest of their days together in a leper colony. Back in their office, the Drews are informed by Metro president Richard A. Rowland that the film would be a huge financial success and should be ... +


Metro comedians Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, after reading over an assortment of scenarios, decide to film a melodrama entitled Pay-Day , in which Sidney plays the role of the dapper but evil Kirke Brentwood. Although Kirke is wealthy, he forces Doris Fenton, the poor working girl who hopes to marry him, to steal for him, and while she serves time for the crime, he blithely marries another woman, Isabel. Upon Doris' release, she returns to Kirke just as he is strangling Isabel, and his accusation sends Doris to prison for life. After five years, she escapes and confronts Kirke, who has married yet another woman, Ruth. Softening, Doris suggests that they forget the past, but after kissing him, she reveals that she has leprosy and that they must both spend the rest of their days together in a leper colony. Back in their office, the Drews are informed by Metro president Richard A. Rowland that the film would be a huge financial success and should be produced. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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