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Exterior scenes were filmed in Huntington, Long Island. Pre-release news items include Pauline Welch in the cast playing the Duchess of St. Keverne as a girl. The film may have been based on Alicia Ramsey's play Bridge and Debussy , produced in London in ... More Less

Exterior scenes were filmed in Huntington, Long Island. Pre-release news items include Pauline Welch in the cast playing the Duchess of St. Keverne as a girl. The film may have been based on Alicia Ramsey's play Bridge and Debussy , produced in London in 1917. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1385.
ETR
13 Apr 18
p. 1538.
MPW
2 Mar 18
p. 1252.
MPW
27 Jul 18
pp. 594-95.
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 588.
Variety
12 Apr 18
p. 42.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
p. 1096.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12263
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Col. Francis Fielding is wrongly accused by the Earl of St. Albans of cheating at cards, and is consequently disowned by his parents and shunned by English society. In Paris, Col. Fielding marries and has a baby daughter named Leonore, but his wife soon dies, and he is forced to rear the girl alone and impoverished. After the colonel's death, Leonore is adopted by his sister, Lady Mountstephen, who treats her coldly and finally refuses to pay her bills. Leonore accepts a loan from Lord Royle Fitzmaurice, who, unknown to her, is secretly married to Lady Vanessa Norton. Jealous of her husband's infatuation with the beautiful Leonore, Lady Norton organizes a bridge game, quietly supplies Leonore with marked cards, and then accuses her of cheating. Leonore's name is cleared, however, when the Duchess of St. Keverne, who is attached to the young woman through a youthful romance with the colonel, finds the unmarked deck in Lady Norton's handbag. Leonore marries Dr. Frank Simpson, a long-time friend of the Fielding family, and later the old earl reveals the colonel's ... +


Col. Francis Fielding is wrongly accused by the Earl of St. Albans of cheating at cards, and is consequently disowned by his parents and shunned by English society. In Paris, Col. Fielding marries and has a baby daughter named Leonore, but his wife soon dies, and he is forced to rear the girl alone and impoverished. After the colonel's death, Leonore is adopted by his sister, Lady Mountstephen, who treats her coldly and finally refuses to pay her bills. Leonore accepts a loan from Lord Royle Fitzmaurice, who, unknown to her, is secretly married to Lady Vanessa Norton. Jealous of her husband's infatuation with the beautiful Leonore, Lady Norton organizes a bridge game, quietly supplies Leonore with marked cards, and then accuses her of cheating. Leonore's name is cleared, however, when the Duchess of St. Keverne, who is attached to the young woman through a youthful romance with the colonel, finds the unmarked deck in Lady Norton's handbag. Leonore marries Dr. Frank Simpson, a long-time friend of the Fielding family, and later the old earl reveals the colonel's innocence. +

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