Woman and the Law (1918)

Drama | 17 March 1918

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

Raoul Walsh

Cinematographer:

Roy F. Overbaugh

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The film was based on a murder case in which Blanca De Saulles shot her former huband, John Longer De Saulles, on 3 Aug 1917. The film had its premiere in New York on 3 Mar 1918. ...

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The film was based on a murder case in which Blanca De Saulles shot her former huband, John Longer De Saulles, on 3 Aug 1917. The film had its premiere in New York on 3 Mar 1918.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Mar 1918
p. 1232
MPN
23 Mar 1918
pp. 1670-71, 1764-65
MPW
23 Mar 1918
p. 1701
Variety
15 Mar 1918
p. 43
Wid's
28 Mar 1918
p. 1031
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
William Fox
3 March 1918
LP12210
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Jack La Salle marries South American heiress Blanquetta Del Castillo, and the two settle into a happy life in New York City. Following the birth of their son, Jack, Jr., however, Jack becomes involved in an affair with the notorious Josie Sabel and thereafter ignores his wife. Outraged upon learning that Jack has taken their son to Josie's apartment, Blanquetta files for divorce, the court finally ruling that the boy must live with each parent for a portion of the year. As the time of little Jack's departure from his father approaches, Jack, Sr. declares that he will never return the boy to his mother, whereupon the tortured Blanquetta shoots and kills her faithless husband. The jury, moved by Blanquetta's desire to love and protect her son, ultimately acquits ...

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Jack La Salle marries South American heiress Blanquetta Del Castillo, and the two settle into a happy life in New York City. Following the birth of their son, Jack, Jr., however, Jack becomes involved in an affair with the notorious Josie Sabel and thereafter ignores his wife. Outraged upon learning that Jack has taken their son to Josie's apartment, Blanquetta files for divorce, the court finally ruling that the boy must live with each parent for a portion of the year. As the time of little Jack's departure from his father approaches, Jack, Sr. declares that he will never return the boy to his mother, whereupon the tortured Blanquetta shoots and kills her faithless husband. The jury, moved by Blanquetta's desire to love and protect her son, ultimately acquits her.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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