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The picture's working title was The Way to a Man's Heart ... More Less

The picture's working title was The Way to a Man's Heart . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jul 18
p. 538.
MPN
3 Aug 18
p. 720.
MPW
8 Jun 18
p. 1451.
MPW
4 May 18
p. 642.
NYDM
3 Aug 18
p. 165.
Wid's
21 Jul 18
pp. 19-20.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Way to a Man's Heart
Release Date:
15 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12661
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Lionel and Daniel Houston both love a Southern beauty named Virginia, and when she finally chooses Daniel, Lionel angrily moves North and turns his full attention to the acquisition of wealth. Virginia dies in childbirth, leaving Daniel to rear little Virginia alone. A rich aunt promises to leave Daniel a fortune provided he resume contact with his brother, whereupon Virginia, determined to effect a reconciliation between the two men, answers Lionel's ad for a cook and settles into his luxurious estate. There Virginia meets and falls in love with Lionel's adopted son, Perry Arnold, but she faces stiff competition in Rose Mason, in reality a crook who hopes to obtain Lionel's secret stock market papers. In the end, Virginia not only unmasks Rose's plot and wins Perry, but reunites her long-estranged father and ... +


Lionel and Daniel Houston both love a Southern beauty named Virginia, and when she finally chooses Daniel, Lionel angrily moves North and turns his full attention to the acquisition of wealth. Virginia dies in childbirth, leaving Daniel to rear little Virginia alone. A rich aunt promises to leave Daniel a fortune provided he resume contact with his brother, whereupon Virginia, determined to effect a reconciliation between the two men, answers Lionel's ad for a cook and settles into his luxurious estate. There Virginia meets and falls in love with Lionel's adopted son, Perry Arnold, but she faces stiff competition in Rose Mason, in reality a crook who hopes to obtain Lionel's secret stock market papers. In the end, Virginia not only unmasks Rose's plot and wins Perry, but reunites her long-estranged father and uncle. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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