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HISTORY

Reviewers noted that this was Louis B. Mayer's first production. Mayer was prominent as an exhibitor during the teens. Johnson's novel was also a popular serial in Cosmopolitan magazine. Anita Stewart's brother George had his first role in this film. Hedda Hopper was called Mrs. DeWolf Hopper in most ... More Less

Reviewers noted that this was Louis B. Mayer's first production. Mayer was prominent as an exhibitor during the teens. Johnson's novel was also a popular serial in Cosmopolitan magazine. Anita Stewart's brother George had his first role in this film. Hedda Hopper was called Mrs. DeWolf Hopper in most sources. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Nov 18
p. 1796.
ETR
9 Nov 18
cover.
ETR
11 Jan 19
p. 517.
MPN
28 Dec 18
p. 1561.
MPW
11 Jan 19
p. 244, 249
New York Times
30 Dec 18
p. 7.
Variety
3 Jan 19
p. 37.
Wid's
5 Jan 19
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Anita Stewart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13179
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Successful engineer Andrew Forrester declines a business offer which, while it would earn him two million dollars, would require a long separation from his wife Amy. However, when he visits the country home of his prospective employer, Maurice Delabarre, the magnificence of Delabarre's estate so dazzles Andrew that he accepts the offer, bids his wife farewell and departs for Colorado. In his absence, Amy falls under the influence of Delabarre's wife Irma, a social butterfly who, desirous of winning Andrew, encourages the foolish Amy to flirt with the wealthy men of her set. Irma then writes Andrew of Amy's exploits, whereupon the distressed husband returns home and demands his wife's presence out West. A near tragedy involving little Bobby Delabarre brings Amy to her senses, and she finally follows her husband to ... +


Successful engineer Andrew Forrester declines a business offer which, while it would earn him two million dollars, would require a long separation from his wife Amy. However, when he visits the country home of his prospective employer, Maurice Delabarre, the magnificence of Delabarre's estate so dazzles Andrew that he accepts the offer, bids his wife farewell and departs for Colorado. In his absence, Amy falls under the influence of Delabarre's wife Irma, a social butterfly who, desirous of winning Andrew, encourages the foolish Amy to flirt with the wealthy men of her set. Irma then writes Andrew of Amy's exploits, whereupon the distressed husband returns home and demands his wife's presence out West. A near tragedy involving little Bobby Delabarre brings Amy to her senses, and she finally follows her husband to Colorado. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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