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DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Dec 18
p. 205, 249
MPN
28 Dec 18
p. 3958.
MPW
14 Dec 18
p. 1255.
MPW
6 Apr 18
p. 132.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13198
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Sylvia Fairponts, a sheltered girl, reads about the scandals originating from the Beaulieu Inn and determines to go there at any cost. Anxious to know whether life promises any excitement for her, Sylvia consults a clairvoyant, Mme. Claire St. Claire, who, for a large fee, predicts that she will soon meet a dashing young lover. That afternoon, Sylvia meets handsome Jack Bradley, who, although strongly attracted to her, is horrified when she demands that he take her to the Beaulieu Inn. She insists, however, so Jack arranges to dine at the inn and, with the aid of his brother, forever cures Sylvia of her desire to experience the seamy side of life. He hires a number of exotic dancers to gyrate wildly in one room, while in another, hired chorus girls give Edwin Booth D'Aubrey, an unemployed actor dressed as a man about town, a champagne shampoo. Sylvia's disgust turns to panic when hired policemen raid the inn, but moments later the real police arrive, and everyone is taken into night court. Jack's friend arranges to have them released, whereupon Sylvia finds herself looking forward to a quiet married life with ... +


Sylvia Fairponts, a sheltered girl, reads about the scandals originating from the Beaulieu Inn and determines to go there at any cost. Anxious to know whether life promises any excitement for her, Sylvia consults a clairvoyant, Mme. Claire St. Claire, who, for a large fee, predicts that she will soon meet a dashing young lover. That afternoon, Sylvia meets handsome Jack Bradley, who, although strongly attracted to her, is horrified when she demands that he take her to the Beaulieu Inn. She insists, however, so Jack arranges to dine at the inn and, with the aid of his brother, forever cures Sylvia of her desire to experience the seamy side of life. He hires a number of exotic dancers to gyrate wildly in one room, while in another, hired chorus girls give Edwin Booth D'Aubrey, an unemployed actor dressed as a man about town, a champagne shampoo. Sylvia's disgust turns to panic when hired policemen raid the inn, but moments later the real police arrive, and everyone is taken into night court. Jack's friend arranges to have them released, whereupon Sylvia finds herself looking forward to a quiet married life with Jack. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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