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ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1388.
MPN
16 Feb 18
p. 1004.
MPW
23 Mar 18
p. 1712.
MPW
2 Feb 18
p. 717.
Variety
22 Mar 18
p. 51.
Wid's
11 Apr 18
p. 1072.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Claim by Charles Kenyon, Frank Dare (New York, 9 Oct 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12165
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

"Blackie" Jerome, a gambler, abandons his wife Belle and baby Goldie to marry the wealthy Kate MacDonald. Kate's brother John, having learned about Blackie's wife, kills Blackie just as Belle arrives. Belle, unable to support her child, abandons little Goldie and becomes a cabaret singer. Several years later Belle, in need of money so that she can be trained as an opera singer, blackmails John and Kate, who have adopted Goldie. When she sees her daughter, Belle tearfully destroys the check and takes the child with her but, in response to Goldie's pleas, soon returns her to the MacDonalds. John professes his love for Belle and the two ... +


"Blackie" Jerome, a gambler, abandons his wife Belle and baby Goldie to marry the wealthy Kate MacDonald. Kate's brother John, having learned about Blackie's wife, kills Blackie just as Belle arrives. Belle, unable to support her child, abandons little Goldie and becomes a cabaret singer. Several years later Belle, in need of money so that she can be trained as an opera singer, blackmails John and Kate, who have adopted Goldie. When she sees her daughter, Belle tearfully destroys the check and takes the child with her but, in response to Goldie's pleas, soon returns her to the MacDonalds. John professes his love for Belle and the two marry. +

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