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According to a pre-production news item, Al Lena was scheduled to be the assistant director. An item in the Paramount studio records states that portions of Walter's play were used in the 1931 Paramount film Honor Among Lovers, directed by Dorothy Arzner.
       An earlier version of Paid in Full was released by All Star Feature Corp. in 1914 (see entry). ...

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According to a pre-production news item, Al Lena was scheduled to be the assistant director. An item in the Paramount studio records states that portions of Walter's play were used in the 1931 Paramount film Honor Among Lovers, directed by Dorothy Arzner.
       An earlier version of Paid in Full was released by All Star Feature Corp. in 1914 (see entry).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
8 Mar 1919
p. 1065
MPN
8 Mar 1919
p. 1550
MPW
8 Mar 1919
p. 1388
Variety
12 Jan 1918
p. 275
Wid's
2 Mar 1919
p. 14
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Paid in Full by Eugene Walter (New York, 25 Feb 1908).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 February 1919
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
15 February 1919
LP13411
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,112
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Bookkeeper Joe Brooks steals over $16,000 from his employer, ship owner Captain Williams, who is fond of Brooks' wife Emma. Jimsy Smith, who also admires Emma, discovers the theft. When Joe realizes he has been found out, he convinces Emma to talk to the captain and cancel the debt at any price. Jimsy arives at first and offers to pay off the debt, but is refused. To Emma, the captain agrees to give a receipted bill for the debt if she will sacrifice her honor. Emma's horror over the proposition convinces the captain that she has had no part in the scam, and he gives her the receipt as a token of his respect. When Emma gives Joe the receipt, he turns on her, believing that she compromised herself. Joe tries to choke Emma when she tells him she is leaving him, but Jimsy arrives and prevents the murder. Emma then goes off with Jimsy, and Joe kills himself with a ...

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Bookkeeper Joe Brooks steals over $16,000 from his employer, ship owner Captain Williams, who is fond of Brooks' wife Emma. Jimsy Smith, who also admires Emma, discovers the theft. When Joe realizes he has been found out, he convinces Emma to talk to the captain and cancel the debt at any price. Jimsy arives at first and offers to pay off the debt, but is refused. To Emma, the captain agrees to give a receipted bill for the debt if she will sacrifice her honor. Emma's horror over the proposition convinces the captain that she has had no part in the scam, and he gives her the receipt as a token of his respect. When Emma gives Joe the receipt, he turns on her, believing that she compromised herself. Joe tries to choke Emma when she tells him she is leaving him, but Jimsy arrives and prevents the murder. Emma then goes off with Jimsy, and Joe kills himself with a revolver.

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