What Every Woman Learns (1919)

Drama | 9 November 1919

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HISTORY

A pre-release trade article states that the film is based on the novel The Gay Miss Fortesque by Eugene B. Lewis. No evidence of the existence of such a novel, however, has been ... More Less

A pre-release trade article states that the film is based on the novel The Gay Miss Fortesque by Eugene B. Lewis. No evidence of the existence of such a novel, however, has been discovered. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
19 Dec 20
p. 15.
ETR
1 Nov 19
p. 1868.
Variety
24 Oct 19
p. 60.
Wid's
26 Oct 19
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
3 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14269
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Because Amy Fortesque's dying grandfather advises her to get all the joys out of life, she marries Dick Gaylord because he is funny, rather than Walter Melrose, a staid young lawyer who loves her. Gaylord turns out to be a heavy drinker who treats his wife poorly. He tricks Melrose into a meeting in Amy's room, and in a drunken state, shoots him. Amy seizes the gun and kills Gaylord, but she eventually is found innocent of the crime and seeks happiness with ... +


Because Amy Fortesque's dying grandfather advises her to get all the joys out of life, she marries Dick Gaylord because he is funny, rather than Walter Melrose, a staid young lawyer who loves her. Gaylord turns out to be a heavy drinker who treats his wife poorly. He tricks Melrose into a meeting in Amy's room, and in a drunken state, shoots him. Amy seizes the gun and kills Gaylord, but she eventually is found innocent of the crime and seeks happiness with Melrose. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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