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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 Oct 19
p. 1585.
MPN
4 Oct 19
p. 2875.
MPW
4 Oct 19
p. 158.
New York Morning Telegraph
23 Nov 1919.
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New York Times
22 Sep 19
p. 8.
Variety
26 Sep 19
p. 60.
Wid's
5 Oct 19
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thos. H. Ince
Copyright Date:
6 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14066
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,292
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Robert Hillary, a low paid bank clerk, takes his wife June for granted. While she drudges for their child and Robert's mother at their Harlem flat, he lunches with stenographer Lillian Nicholls, and later chides June for her lack of "class." When Robert forgets their wedding anniversary, saying he has to work late, June goes to the movies and sees him with Lillian. Furious, June buys a new outfit and goes "stepping out" to a café with friends who introduce her to Robert's boss. After a dance, June gets the boss, now smitten with her, to introduce her to Robert and Lillian, at another table. Pretending friendship, June invites Lillian to dinner, but serves hash, explaining she must be economical since Robert spends so much outside the house. Enraged, Robert leaves. When he returns to forgive her, he finds the house empty. After awhile, June, who now supports herself painting, calls Robert to let him visit their child. Overcome with remorse, Robert brings flowers, and a reconciliation ... +


Robert Hillary, a low paid bank clerk, takes his wife June for granted. While she drudges for their child and Robert's mother at their Harlem flat, he lunches with stenographer Lillian Nicholls, and later chides June for her lack of "class." When Robert forgets their wedding anniversary, saying he has to work late, June goes to the movies and sees him with Lillian. Furious, June buys a new outfit and goes "stepping out" to a café with friends who introduce her to Robert's boss. After a dance, June gets the boss, now smitten with her, to introduce her to Robert and Lillian, at another table. Pretending friendship, June invites Lillian to dinner, but serves hash, explaining she must be economical since Robert spends so much outside the house. Enraged, Robert leaves. When he returns to forgive her, he finds the house empty. After awhile, June, who now supports herself painting, calls Robert to let him visit their child. Overcome with remorse, Robert brings flowers, and a reconciliation occurs. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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