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DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jun 1920
p. 55
MPN
27 Mar 1920
p. 2930
MPN
5 Jun 1920
p. 2930, 4687
MPW
11 Sep 1920
p. 250
MPW
12 Jun 1920
p. 1502
New York Morning Telegraph
30 May 1920
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Variety
28 Apr 1920
p. 42
Wid's
30 May 1920
p. 11
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Tech dir
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller (Indianapolis, 1914).
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Release Date:
May 1920
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Date
Copyright Number
American Film Co., Inc.
10 May 1920
LP15103
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Shirley Ward's wealthy Aunt Clara's admonition against marrying a poor man comes true when, after several years of marriage, Shirley separates from her husband David Quentin, a struggling architect. Shirley returns to the luxury of her aunt's lodgings, and Quentin, relinquishing his aspiration to be an architect, accepts a job as a draftsman. Receiving the encouragement of his new employer and the support of his co-worker Esther Sommers, Quentin finally achieves success as an architect. Meanwhile, Shirley recognizes her selfishness and her love for her husband. Esther, although she loves Quentin, selflessly urges him to return to his wife and assists in their ...

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Shirley Ward's wealthy Aunt Clara's admonition against marrying a poor man comes true when, after several years of marriage, Shirley separates from her husband David Quentin, a struggling architect. Shirley returns to the luxury of her aunt's lodgings, and Quentin, relinquishing his aspiration to be an architect, accepts a job as a draftsman. Receiving the encouragement of his new employer and the support of his co-worker Esther Sommers, Quentin finally achieves success as an architect. Meanwhile, Shirley recognizes her selfishness and her love for her husband. Esther, although she loves Quentin, selflessly urges him to return to his wife and assists in their reconciliation.

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