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The film had its premiere in Fort Wayne, IN and showings in other cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles before its national release of 25 Apr 1920. ...

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The film had its premiere in Fort Wayne, IN and showings in other cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles before its national release of 25 Apr 1920.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Apr 1920
p. 2288
MPN
24 Apr 1920
p. 3733
MPW
8 May 1920
p. 862
New York Times
20 Jun 1920
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Variety
23 Apr 1920
p. 41
Variety
30 Apr 1920
p. 43
Wid's
2 May 1920
p. 5
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 April 1920
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Mack Sennett
25 May 1920
LP15219
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When The Sportive Banker comes to collect the mortgage from The Girl's Father, he proposes that The Girl could be bartered for the payment. However, The Girl is in love with The Rustic Sweetheart, and to foil The Sportive Banker's plans, she forges a letter purporting that she has been compromised by The Man of Mystery. The Sportive Banker schemes to use the letter to disrupt The Girl's wedding plans to The Rustic Sweetheart, but in his eagerness he drops a letter that he has stolen, which notifies The Girl that she has inherited $100,000. The Rustic Sweetheart forgives The Girl the compromising letter, but The Man of Mystery appears and testifies that he wrote no such letter. The Girl and The Rustic Sweetheart then marry and with her inheritance secure the ...

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When The Sportive Banker comes to collect the mortgage from The Girl's Father, he proposes that The Girl could be bartered for the payment. However, The Girl is in love with The Rustic Sweetheart, and to foil The Sportive Banker's plans, she forges a letter purporting that she has been compromised by The Man of Mystery. The Sportive Banker schemes to use the letter to disrupt The Girl's wedding plans to The Rustic Sweetheart, but in his eagerness he drops a letter that he has stolen, which notifies The Girl that she has inherited $100,000. The Rustic Sweetheart forgives The Girl the compromising letter, but The Man of Mystery appears and testifies that he wrote no such letter. The Girl and The Rustic Sweetheart then marry and with her inheritance secure the mortgage.

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