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The company’s departure for Metro Picture Corp.’s Jacksonville, FL, studio was reported in the 17 Feb 1917 Moving Picture World and the 24 Feb 1917 Motion Picture News. The latter listed Peggy Sweeney as a cast member, although this may have been a misprint referencing actress Peggy Parr.
       The 29 Apr 1917 [Buffalo, NY] Buffalo Times recounted a scene in which star Emmy Wehlen was required to allow pancakes to burn on a stove, and claimed that she had to be physically restrained from saving them. Florida locations were identified in the 5 Aug 1918 [Calgary, Canada] Calgary Herald as Palm Beach and St. Augustine. Socialites vacationing in those cities were recruited as background actors, especially for a ballroom sequence. The close of production was announced in the 17 Mar 1917 issues of Billboard and Motion Picture News.
       The Duchess of Doubt was released on 28 May 1917. A review in the 8 Jun 1917 Var suggested that the original story by John B. Clymer and Charles A. Logue had initially appeared in print form, although this has not been confirmed. ...

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The company’s departure for Metro Picture Corp.’s Jacksonville, FL, studio was reported in the 17 Feb 1917 Moving Picture World and the 24 Feb 1917 Motion Picture News. The latter listed Peggy Sweeney as a cast member, although this may have been a misprint referencing actress Peggy Parr.
       The 29 Apr 1917 [Buffalo, NY] Buffalo Times recounted a scene in which star Emmy Wehlen was required to allow pancakes to burn on a stove, and claimed that she had to be physically restrained from saving them. Florida locations were identified in the 5 Aug 1918 [Calgary, Canada] Calgary Herald as Palm Beach and St. Augustine. Socialites vacationing in those cities were recruited as background actors, especially for a ballroom sequence. The close of production was announced in the 17 Mar 1917 issues of Billboard and Motion Picture News.
       The Duchess of Doubt was released on 28 May 1917. A review in the 8 Jun 1917 Var suggested that the original story by John B. Clymer and Charles A. Logue had initially appeared in print form, although this has not been confirmed.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Billboard
17 Mar 1917
p. 61
Buffalo Times [Buffalo, NY]
29 Apr 1917
p. 37
Calgary Herald
5 Aug 1918
p. 7
Evening Ledger [Philadelphia, PA]
2 Mar 1917
p. 9
Exhibitors Herald
28 Jul 1917
p. 39
Exhibitors Trade Review
16 Jun 1917
p. 123
Motion Picture News
24 Feb 1917
p. 1233
Motion Picture News
17 Mar 1917
p. 1682
Motion Picture News
2 Jun 1917
p. 3431
Motion Picture News
23 Jun 1917
p. 3945
Moving Picture World
17 Feb 1917
p. 1043
Moving Picture World
2 Jun 1917
p. 1502
Variety
3 Feb 1917
p. 648
Variety
8 Jun 1917
p. 25
Wid's Daily
7 Jun 1917
p. 361
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 May 1917
Production Date:
Feb--early Mar 1917
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro Pictures Corp.
26 May 1917
LP10855
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Clover Ames, a drudge at the boardinghouse of her abusive Aunt Sarah, runs away and finds work as the maid to a wealthy woman. Sometime later, Clover is willed $7,000 by a recently deceased boarder at her aunt's house. Inspired by a novel that she once read, Clover poses as a duchess at a fashionable resort. There she meets and falls in love with Walter Gray, who is also traveling incognito as a humble ribbon clerk. Clover soon exhausts her inheritance and obtains employment at Gray's department store. She discovers that her ribbon clerk is actually the owner's son, and they ...

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Clover Ames, a drudge at the boardinghouse of her abusive Aunt Sarah, runs away and finds work as the maid to a wealthy woman. Sometime later, Clover is willed $7,000 by a recently deceased boarder at her aunt's house. Inspired by a novel that she once read, Clover poses as a duchess at a fashionable resort. There she meets and falls in love with Walter Gray, who is also traveling incognito as a humble ribbon clerk. Clover soon exhausts her inheritance and obtains employment at Gray's department store. She discovers that her ribbon clerk is actually the owner's son, and they marry.

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

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