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The title of the original story was "Cinders." Sources conflict concerning the camerman for this film. Wid's credits Harold Rosson, while information in the Paramount studio files lists Paul ... More Less

The title of the original story was "Cinders." Sources conflict concerning the camerman for this film. Wid's credits Harold Rosson, while information in the Paramount studio files lists Paul Perry. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jan 17
p. 574.
Motog
20 Jan 17
p. 133.
MPN
3 Feb 17
p. 760.
MPW
14 Apr 17
p. 2361.
NYDM
27 Jan 17
p. 49, 57
Wid's
25 Jan 17
p. 50.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Cinders
Release Date:
22 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
16 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP9997
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Walter Crane bets bank director Kirkland Gaige and four other friends that he can make Cinders, a little newsgirl he knows, into a lady so attractive that they will all want to marry her. A year later, Cinders returns from boarding school an attractive young woman, but leaves her comfortable home when she learns that Crane, her sponsor, has lost his money, been demoted to bank teller, and been accused of stealing $50,000. Cinders, determined to find a job, secures a post as a reporter on the newspaper. While investigating the story of the bank theft, she uncovers evidence that proves that Gaige stole the money to buy a necklace for his mistress, Cleo Duvene, and then pinned the crime on Crane. Acquitted of all criminal charges, Crane then proposes marriage to his ... +


Wealthy Walter Crane bets bank director Kirkland Gaige and four other friends that he can make Cinders, a little newsgirl he knows, into a lady so attractive that they will all want to marry her. A year later, Cinders returns from boarding school an attractive young woman, but leaves her comfortable home when she learns that Crane, her sponsor, has lost his money, been demoted to bank teller, and been accused of stealing $50,000. Cinders, determined to find a job, secures a post as a reporter on the newspaper. While investigating the story of the bank theft, she uncovers evidence that proves that Gaige stole the money to buy a necklace for his mistress, Cleo Duvene, and then pinned the crime on Crane. Acquitted of all criminal charges, Crane then proposes marriage to his protégée. +

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