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This was the first film of Donald ... More Less

This was the first film of Donald MacPherson. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 May 20
p. 2740.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4400.
MPW
15 May 20
p. 983.
New York Morning Telegraph
16 May 1920.
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NYR
15 May 1920.
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Variety
14 May 20
p. 34.
Wid's
23 May 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
27 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14935
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,084
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Priscilla Maine, a wealthy young woman, is plagued by visions filled with menacing people and strange adventures. She confides these to Dr. Philip Fosdick, a young physician. Later, while reading a newspaper account of a crime, Philip recognizes the people from Priscilla's dreams and investigates. He discovers that Priscilla has a twin sister living in the slums named Nora O'Moore who has just escaped from the clutches of gang leader Red Carnahan. Carnahan discovers Nora's hiding place and, dragging her to a lake, drowns her. Priscilla envisions the lake and is drawn to it; there she finds Carnahan who becomes so terrified at Priscilla's resemblance to his victim that he drowns himself in fear. Priscilla faints and is nursed back to health by Philip. They then discover that Priscilla's father had married a gypsy who gave birth to twin daughters: her mother ran off with Nora while Priscilla remained with her father. With the mystery solved, Philip and Priscilla ... +


Priscilla Maine, a wealthy young woman, is plagued by visions filled with menacing people and strange adventures. She confides these to Dr. Philip Fosdick, a young physician. Later, while reading a newspaper account of a crime, Philip recognizes the people from Priscilla's dreams and investigates. He discovers that Priscilla has a twin sister living in the slums named Nora O'Moore who has just escaped from the clutches of gang leader Red Carnahan. Carnahan discovers Nora's hiding place and, dragging her to a lake, drowns her. Priscilla envisions the lake and is drawn to it; there she finds Carnahan who becomes so terrified at Priscilla's resemblance to his victim that he drowns himself in fear. Priscilla faints and is nursed back to health by Philip. They then discover that Priscilla's father had married a gypsy who gave birth to twin daughters: her mother ran off with Nora while Priscilla remained with her father. With the mystery solved, Philip and Priscilla marry. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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