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The novel Nobody was originally published in a magazine under the title The Outsider . Some scenes in the film were shot at an estate in Glen Cove, Long ... More Less

The novel Nobody was originally published in a magazine under the title The Outsider . Some scenes in the film were shot at an estate in Glen Cove, Long Island. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
24 Nov 17
p. 3617.
MPW
3 Nov 17
p. 726.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1338, 1387
Wid's
15 Dec 17
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Wonderplay
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Nobody by Louis Joseph Vance (New York, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11653
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After complaining about her dull life, shopgirl Sally Manvers falls asleep on the roof of her apartment. Drenched from a downpour, Sally awakens and finds the roof entrance locked. She enters the apartment of society woman Mrs. Standish, and encounters Mrs. Standish's brother, Walter Arden Savage, opening the safe. Sally protects Savage from a burglar, and after learning that he and his sister plan to steal their jewels to collect insurance money, she agrees to keep quiet if they take her with them to Newport. Although Savage, Donald Lyttleton, and Trego, a Western millionaire, woo her, Sally, who becomes a secretary to Savage's wealthy aunt Mrs. Gosnold, tires of society life. After a detective arrives, Savage plots to have Sally, whom he thinks will squeal, kidnapped, but Mrs. Gosnold changes clothes with her and is abducted instead. Savage recovers her, and at a masquerade ball, the thieves are revealed. Sally returns to New York disgusted, but Trego, who earlier rescued her from Lyttleton, follows. Sally accepts his proposal and suggests that they live on Riverside Drive rather than Fifth Avenue or in ... +


After complaining about her dull life, shopgirl Sally Manvers falls asleep on the roof of her apartment. Drenched from a downpour, Sally awakens and finds the roof entrance locked. She enters the apartment of society woman Mrs. Standish, and encounters Mrs. Standish's brother, Walter Arden Savage, opening the safe. Sally protects Savage from a burglar, and after learning that he and his sister plan to steal their jewels to collect insurance money, she agrees to keep quiet if they take her with them to Newport. Although Savage, Donald Lyttleton, and Trego, a Western millionaire, woo her, Sally, who becomes a secretary to Savage's wealthy aunt Mrs. Gosnold, tires of society life. After a detective arrives, Savage plots to have Sally, whom he thinks will squeal, kidnapped, but Mrs. Gosnold changes clothes with her and is abducted instead. Savage recovers her, and at a masquerade ball, the thieves are revealed. Sally returns to New York disgusted, but Trego, who earlier rescued her from Lyttleton, follows. Sally accepts his proposal and suggests that they live on Riverside Drive rather than Fifth Avenue or in Newport. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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