Secret Strings (1918)

Drama | 7 October 1918

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HISTORY

Kate Jordan's play was originally published as a short story in Ainslee's Magazine ... More Less

Kate Jordan's play was originally published as a short story in Ainslee's Magazine . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
19 Oct 18
p. 1701.
MPN
26 Oct 18
p. 2713.
MPW
19 Oct 18
p. 449.
MPW
4 May 18
p. 751.
NYDM
2 Nov 18
p. 662.
Variety
18 Oct 18
p. 39.
Wid's
17 Nov 18
p. 2.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Secret Strings by Kate Jordan (pseud. of Mrs. F. M. Vermilye) (New York, 28 Dec 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12943
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Janet Newell learns that her husband Raoul is a crook and leaves him. When Raoul offers her a position as a companion to the wealthy Richard de Giles and his wife, however, she accepts, believing that the couple holds a property deed rightfully belonging to Raoul's friend, Langstreet. Janet is established in the de Giles's Long Island estate, where she falls in love with the kindly old couple's nephew, Hugh Maxwell. Soon Raoul appears, and although Janet now realizes that she has been a pawn in his plan to rob the de Giles's jewels, she is forced into silence by his threat of revealing her marriage to Hugh. On the appointed evening, Ross, the butler, drugs the de Giles's coffee and then joins Raoul, who has opened the safe with ease. As they are about to escape, however, the de Giles's, who are actually detectives assigned to capture Raoul's gang, appear bearing guns and pronouncing the crooks under arrest. Raoul grabs a gun but is shot and killed. Janet is left a single woman, but only ... +


Janet Newell learns that her husband Raoul is a crook and leaves him. When Raoul offers her a position as a companion to the wealthy Richard de Giles and his wife, however, she accepts, believing that the couple holds a property deed rightfully belonging to Raoul's friend, Langstreet. Janet is established in the de Giles's Long Island estate, where she falls in love with the kindly old couple's nephew, Hugh Maxwell. Soon Raoul appears, and although Janet now realizes that she has been a pawn in his plan to rob the de Giles's jewels, she is forced into silence by his threat of revealing her marriage to Hugh. On the appointed evening, Ross, the butler, drugs the de Giles's coffee and then joins Raoul, who has opened the safe with ease. As they are about to escape, however, the de Giles's, who are actually detectives assigned to capture Raoul's gang, appear bearing guns and pronouncing the crooks under arrest. Raoul grabs a gun but is shot and killed. Janet is left a single woman, but only temporarily. +

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