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DATE
PAGE
ETR
8 Feb 19
p. 779.
MPN
8 Feb 19
p. 920.
MPW
8 Feb 19
p. 804.
New York Morning Telegraph
30 Mar 1919.
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Variety
7 Feb 19
p. 59.
Wid's
9 Feb 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13395
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,300
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George Farrelly, the bored custodian of the safe-deposit vaults in a New York bank, is visited by his childhood sweetheart, Charity Garvice, who tells him that his blind old teacher, Martha Owen, has a premonition that something is wrong in George's life. For the teacher's benefit, George tells a story of taking a diamond necklace left out of a strong box belonging to bank president Harrington's wife, almost giving it to a girl and then keeping it because it is too late to return it. The teacher is relieved when George accepts her advice to return the necklace, but Charity worries when he tells her that the story is true. He returns the necklace and Harrington gives him one hour to see Charity before he calls the police. After George marries Charity, Harrington admits that the necklace was left to test George's honesty, and he offers George the position of assistant ... +


George Farrelly, the bored custodian of the safe-deposit vaults in a New York bank, is visited by his childhood sweetheart, Charity Garvice, who tells him that his blind old teacher, Martha Owen, has a premonition that something is wrong in George's life. For the teacher's benefit, George tells a story of taking a diamond necklace left out of a strong box belonging to bank president Harrington's wife, almost giving it to a girl and then keeping it because it is too late to return it. The teacher is relieved when George accepts her advice to return the necklace, but Charity worries when he tells her that the story is true. He returns the necklace and Harrington gives him one hour to see Charity before he calls the police. After George marries Charity, Harrington admits that the necklace was left to test George's honesty, and he offers George the position of assistant manager. +

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