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The former title of the film was Lady Frederick . According to a modern source, Alice Guy Blaché was an assistant director on this ... More Less

The former title of the film was Lady Frederick . According to a modern source, Alice Guy Blaché was an assistant director on this film. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Jan 19
p. 639.
MPN
25 Jan 19
p. 600.
MPW
31 Aug 18
p. 1280.
MPW
20 Jun 19
p. 53.
MPW
8 Feb 19
p. 803.
Variety
24 Jan 19
p. 46.
Wid's
26 Jan 19
p. 17.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lady Frederick
Release Date:
20 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 January 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13352
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,400
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In order to please her parents, Betsy O'Hara marries Lord Frederick Berolles. Her life is unhappy due to his constant public insults after he sees her with her former fiancé, impoverished Sir Paradine Fuldes. Eventually she sacrifices her own reputation to save her indiscreet sister Kitty's marriage, and Lord Frederick divorces her. Some years later in Monte Carlo, Lady Frederick, a much discussed, heavily indebted divorcée, becomes, through no encouragement of her own, the object of young Lord Charles Mereston's infatuation, to the distress of his mother. Again Lady Frederick sacrifices her reputation, because of her friendly affection for Charles, by refusing to answer Lady Mereston's insults by producing letters that would damage the reputation of the late Lord Mereston. After Lady Frederick, to disillusion Charles, lets him watch her put on her morning make-up to emphasize the difference in their ages, Charles' uncle, the now wealthy Sir Paradine, finds out the truth about Lady Frederick and ... +


In order to please her parents, Betsy O'Hara marries Lord Frederick Berolles. Her life is unhappy due to his constant public insults after he sees her with her former fiancé, impoverished Sir Paradine Fuldes. Eventually she sacrifices her own reputation to save her indiscreet sister Kitty's marriage, and Lord Frederick divorces her. Some years later in Monte Carlo, Lady Frederick, a much discussed, heavily indebted divorcée, becomes, through no encouragement of her own, the object of young Lord Charles Mereston's infatuation, to the distress of his mother. Again Lady Frederick sacrifices her reputation, because of her friendly affection for Charles, by refusing to answer Lady Mereston's insults by producing letters that would damage the reputation of the late Lord Mereston. After Lady Frederick, to disillusion Charles, lets him watch her put on her morning make-up to emphasize the difference in their ages, Charles' uncle, the now wealthy Sir Paradine, finds out the truth about Lady Frederick and proposes. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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