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Wharton's novel was adapted for the stage by Clyde Fitch, along with Wharton, and was produced in Detroit, 11 Sep 1906. Some reviews give a length of five ... More Less

Wharton's novel was adapted for the stage by Clyde Fitch, along with Wharton, and was produced in Detroit, 11 Sep 1906. Some reviews give a length of five reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Aug 18
p. 798.
ETR
17 Aug 18
p. 926.
MPN
24 Aug 18
p. 1212.
MPW
24 Aug 18
p. 1157.
NYDM
31 Aug 18
p. 320.
Variety
16 Aug 18
p. 38.
Wid's
11 Aug 18
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12740
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,640
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lily Bart loves Lawrence Selden, a lawyer of moderate means, but she is also pursued by Simon Rosedale, a wealthy businessman, and Augustus Trenor-Dorset, a married man. When Dorset's wife Bertha announces that she is going to the country (although she really plans to meet Ned Silverton, with whom she is having an affair), Dorset asks Lily to dine at his home. Alone with him at the house, she rejects his advances, but when Mrs. Dorset returns, she publicly insults Lily, forcing her to move to another town. Lily's aunt dies and leaves her penniless, whereupon she reluctantly begins to seek employment. She is about to kill herself when Selden, who has never stopped loving her, enters the room and convinces her to marry ... +


Lily Bart loves Lawrence Selden, a lawyer of moderate means, but she is also pursued by Simon Rosedale, a wealthy businessman, and Augustus Trenor-Dorset, a married man. When Dorset's wife Bertha announces that she is going to the country (although she really plans to meet Ned Silverton, with whom she is having an affair), Dorset asks Lily to dine at his home. Alone with him at the house, she rejects his advances, but when Mrs. Dorset returns, she publicly insults Lily, forcing her to move to another town. Lily's aunt dies and leaves her penniless, whereupon she reluctantly begins to seek employment. She is about to kill herself when Selden, who has never stopped loving her, enters the room and convinces her to marry him. +

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

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