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According to the pressbook in the copyright descriptions, most of the sets were designed by director George ... More Less

According to the pressbook in the copyright descriptions, most of the sets were designed by director George Fitzmaurice. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jul 19
p. 469.
MPN
12 Jul 19
p. 593.
MPW
12 Jul 19
p. 285.
Variety
16 Feb 1919.
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Wid's
6 Jul 19
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13880
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,273
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After her father, a gambling proprietor in Spain, is killed and her husband, an English gambler, commits suicide, Chichita places her baby Helene in a convent. Fifteen years later, Helene runs away and subsequently marries Price Ruyler, a novelist. She soon becomes bored with domestic life and attracted to the glamour of a New York gambling house run by Nick Delano, who, coincidentally, is married to Helene's mother. At Delano's, Helene sustains heavy losses and although she pawns her jewelry and takes money from her husband's wallet, she cannot pay her debts. Madame Delano recognizes her and tries to help, but when Delano discovers this he telephones Price. Helene struggles with him and he falls to his death over a balcony. Madame Delano takes the blame for the death and dies in prison after swallowing poison to protect her daughter. A few yars later, Helene sews in front of a fire, as Price warmly embraces ... +


After her father, a gambling proprietor in Spain, is killed and her husband, an English gambler, commits suicide, Chichita places her baby Helene in a convent. Fifteen years later, Helene runs away and subsequently marries Price Ruyler, a novelist. She soon becomes bored with domestic life and attracted to the glamour of a New York gambling house run by Nick Delano, who, coincidentally, is married to Helene's mother. At Delano's, Helene sustains heavy losses and although she pawns her jewelry and takes money from her husband's wallet, she cannot pay her debts. Madame Delano recognizes her and tries to help, but when Delano discovers this he telephones Price. Helene struggles with him and he falls to his death over a balcony. Madame Delano takes the blame for the death and dies in prison after swallowing poison to protect her daughter. A few yars later, Helene sews in front of a fire, as Price warmly embraces her. +

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

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