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This production was filmed on location in Palm Beach and St. Augustine, FL, according to news ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Jun 17
p. 123.
MPN
23 Jun 17
p. 3945.
MPW
2 Jun 17
p. 1502.
Variety
3 Feb 17
p. 648.
Wid's
7 Jun 1917.
p. 361.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10855
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Clover Ames's life consists only of the drudgework that she performs at her Aunt Sarah's boardinghouse. No longer able to withstand her aunt's abuse, Clover runs away and obtains a job as a maid to a wealthy woman. Willed $7,000 by Pierre Dubois, a boarder at her aunt's house, Clover, inspired by a novel that she has read, poses as a duchess at a fashionable winter resort. There she meets and falls in love with Walter Gray, who is also traveling incognito as a ribbon clerk. When Clover's money runs out, her trick is discovered and she vanishes. Obtaining employment in Gray's department store, Clover learns that her ribbon clerk is actually the owner's son, who rushes her to the wedding ... +


Clover Ames's life consists only of the drudgework that she performs at her Aunt Sarah's boardinghouse. No longer able to withstand her aunt's abuse, Clover runs away and obtains a job as a maid to a wealthy woman. Willed $7,000 by Pierre Dubois, a boarder at her aunt's house, Clover, inspired by a novel that she has read, poses as a duchess at a fashionable winter resort. There she meets and falls in love with Walter Gray, who is also traveling incognito as a ribbon clerk. When Clover's money runs out, her trick is discovered and she vanishes. Obtaining employment in Gray's department store, Clover learns that her ribbon clerk is actually the owner's son, who rushes her to the wedding bureau. +

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

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