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Reviews credit William P. Carleton with acting in this film, while the 1921 MPSD gives credit to William T. Carleton. According to modern sources, William Cameron Menzies was the art ... More Less

Reviews credit William P. Carleton with acting in this film, while the 1921 MPSD gives credit to William T. Carleton. According to modern sources, William Cameron Menzies was the art director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Aug 19
p. 1077.
MPN
30 Aug 19
p. 1867.
MPW
23 Aug 19
p. 1050.
MPW
15 Jun 18
p. 1618.
New York Times
18 Aug 19
p. 9.
Wid's
24 Aug 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14054
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

American heiress Nora Shard is in England working on a dramatization of her novel with playwright Sir Howard Furnival, but their collaboration is kept a secret from Furnival's jealous wife Lady Doris. While visiting Lady Carnforth, Nora refuses her hostess' worthless brother Lord Bissett, and out of revenge, Bissett convinces Lady Furnival that Nora is her husband's mistress. Lady Furnival kills Sir Howard and then takes her own life. Nora is ostracized and under an assumed name goes to Venice where she meets Sir Ralph Newell, Lady Furnival's brother who is recuperating from a war wound. After Nora and Sir Ralph fall in love, Nora writes him a letter explaining her part in the tragedy, but he never receives it. They wed and return to England where Lord Bissett tells Sir Ralph that he has married the guilty Nora Shard. They separate and Nora flees to Italy where she gives birth to a son. Sir Ralph later forces the truth from Bissett and Nora becomes reconciled with her ... +


American heiress Nora Shard is in England working on a dramatization of her novel with playwright Sir Howard Furnival, but their collaboration is kept a secret from Furnival's jealous wife Lady Doris. While visiting Lady Carnforth, Nora refuses her hostess' worthless brother Lord Bissett, and out of revenge, Bissett convinces Lady Furnival that Nora is her husband's mistress. Lady Furnival kills Sir Howard and then takes her own life. Nora is ostracized and under an assumed name goes to Venice where she meets Sir Ralph Newell, Lady Furnival's brother who is recuperating from a war wound. After Nora and Sir Ralph fall in love, Nora writes him a letter explaining her part in the tragedy, but he never receives it. They wed and return to England where Lord Bissett tells Sir Ralph that he has married the guilty Nora Shard. They separate and Nora flees to Italy where she gives birth to a son. Sir Ralph later forces the truth from Bissett and Nora becomes reconciled with her husband. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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