The Girl Without a Soul (1917)

Drama | 13 August 1917

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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MPN
1 Sep 17
pp. 1443-44.
MPW
1 Sep 17
p. 1430.
MPW
15 Sep 17
p. 1700.
Variety
20 Oct 17
p. 396.
Wid's
30 Aug 17
p. 557.
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PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Wonderplay
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Release Date:
13 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11248
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Dominic Beaumont, a mender of violins in a country village, is proud of his daughter Priscilla, who has inherited her mother's musical ability. His other daughter, Unity, capably runs the household, but Dominic calls her a "girl without a soul" because she lacks Priscilla's talent. Ivor, a traveling musician, who previously seduced and abandoned a young girl after promising to make her famous, tells Priscilla that with money she could be a success. When Priscilla learns that Unity's sweetheart Hiram Miller, the village blacksmith, has been entrusted with funds for the new church organ, Ivor persuades her to take the money. After Hiram is arrested, Unity masquerades as Priscilla to elope with Ivor and denounces him when he asks for the money. Priscilla gives the money to Unity, who then is suspected of the theft, because she refuses to squeal on Priscilla. After Priscilla appears at court and denounces Ivor, Hiram, on horseback, overtakes Ivor in an auto and drags him to court. Priscilla then convinces Dominic that he has misjudged ... +


Dominic Beaumont, a mender of violins in a country village, is proud of his daughter Priscilla, who has inherited her mother's musical ability. His other daughter, Unity, capably runs the household, but Dominic calls her a "girl without a soul" because she lacks Priscilla's talent. Ivor, a traveling musician, who previously seduced and abandoned a young girl after promising to make her famous, tells Priscilla that with money she could be a success. When Priscilla learns that Unity's sweetheart Hiram Miller, the village blacksmith, has been entrusted with funds for the new church organ, Ivor persuades her to take the money. After Hiram is arrested, Unity masquerades as Priscilla to elope with Ivor and denounces him when he asks for the money. Priscilla gives the money to Unity, who then is suspected of the theft, because she refuses to squeal on Priscilla. After Priscilla appears at court and denounces Ivor, Hiram, on horseback, overtakes Ivor in an auto and drags him to court. Priscilla then convinces Dominic that he has misjudged Unity. +

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