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Motog
30 Jun 17
p. 1396.
MPW
26 May 17
p. 1340.
MPW
16 Jun 17
p. 1797.
Variety
20 Oct 17
p. 16.
Wid's
31 May 17
p. 338.
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LITERARY
Inspired by the poem "Reveries of a Station House" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10799
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After a brief courtship, Louise Joyce is married to her employer, architect Mortimer Grierson, who soon tires of her and begins to see other women. One night, he comes home drunk and informs Louise that the marriage was a fraud, actually only a mock ceremony arranged by Grierson's nephew Howard Hayes, and then deserts her for good. Louise becomes an artist's model and while working meets Paul Vivian, a protégé of her husband, and the two fall in love. Grierson discovers their relationship and tells Paul that Louise was his mistress. Soon after, Grierson is mortally wounded by one of his lovers and Howard returns from Mexico to visit his uncle's deathbed. As Grierson instructs Howard to put his affairs in order, Howard confesses that Louise's marriage is legal because in an effort to spite his uncle, he secured a real minister to perform the ceremony. After Grierson's death, Paul finds Louise, learns the true story and together they begin a new ... +


After a brief courtship, Louise Joyce is married to her employer, architect Mortimer Grierson, who soon tires of her and begins to see other women. One night, he comes home drunk and informs Louise that the marriage was a fraud, actually only a mock ceremony arranged by Grierson's nephew Howard Hayes, and then deserts her for good. Louise becomes an artist's model and while working meets Paul Vivian, a protégé of her husband, and the two fall in love. Grierson discovers their relationship and tells Paul that Louise was his mistress. Soon after, Grierson is mortally wounded by one of his lovers and Howard returns from Mexico to visit his uncle's deathbed. As Grierson instructs Howard to put his affairs in order, Howard confesses that Louise's marriage is legal because in an effort to spite his uncle, he secured a real minister to perform the ceremony. After Grierson's death, Paul finds Louise, learns the true story and together they begin a new life. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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