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DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Jun 18
p. 127.
ETR
22 Jun 18
p. 195.
MPN
22 Jun 18
p. 3688.
MPW
1 Jun 18
p. 1331.
NYDM
13 Jul 18
p. 54.
Variety
21 Jun 18
p. 27.
Wid's
23 Jun 18
pp. 25-26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 June 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12493
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,078
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Claiming that he has no need for social butterflies, Warren Dexter refuses to attend a reception at which he was to meet debutante Phyllis Lane. Humiliated, Phyllis makes a wager that she will lead Warren to the altar within the month. To gain his attention, she faints on his doorstep and then realizes that he is not at home. Peering through the window, Phyllis spies a woman stealing the silver, whereupon she enters the house and forces Mollie, the burglar, to exchange clothing with her. When Warren arrives, Phyllis feigns a guilty look and explains that her father and brother force her to steal. Hoping to reform the attractive "crook," Warren offers her a position as his maid and soon falls in love with her. Later the crooks again try to rob him, and after Phyllis helps him to foil their plan, he proposes. Upon learning her true identity, Warren is greatly offended, but Phyllis easily convinces him that her love is ... +


Claiming that he has no need for social butterflies, Warren Dexter refuses to attend a reception at which he was to meet debutante Phyllis Lane. Humiliated, Phyllis makes a wager that she will lead Warren to the altar within the month. To gain his attention, she faints on his doorstep and then realizes that he is not at home. Peering through the window, Phyllis spies a woman stealing the silver, whereupon she enters the house and forces Mollie, the burglar, to exchange clothing with her. When Warren arrives, Phyllis feigns a guilty look and explains that her father and brother force her to steal. Hoping to reform the attractive "crook," Warren offers her a position as his maid and soon falls in love with her. Later the crooks again try to rob him, and after Phyllis helps him to foil their plan, he proposes. Upon learning her true identity, Warren is greatly offended, but Phyllis easily convinces him that her love is genuine. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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