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Jack Dillon was originally slated to direct this film, and Alan Forrest was to be May Allison's leading ... More Less

Jack Dillon was originally slated to direct this film, and Alan Forrest was to be May Allison's leading man. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Jan 20
p. 905.
MPN
13 Dec 19
p. 429, 4311
MPN
7 Feb 20
p. 1531.
MPN
14 Nov 20
p. 3.
MPW
3 Jan 20
p. 60, 103
MPW
7 Feb 20
pp. 894-95, 938
New York Morning Telegraph
25 Jan 1920.
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Wid's
25 Jan 20
p. 14.
DETAILS
Release Date:
February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14700
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After the divorce of Schuyler Rutherford from his rich wife Caroline, who was his meal ticket, Schuyler's sister Kathleen is so humiliated by the fact that her penniless condition was brought to light during the court proceedings that she seeks solace in her friend, sculptress Mary Carter. Mary offers her friend a job as her secretary and, while working, she becomes acquainted with Mary's wealthy cousin Robert Winston when she overhears him denouncing parasitic girls like Kathleen. Vowing revenge, Kathleen assumes a false name and obtains a position as Robert's secretary, determined to make him fall in love with her. Kathleen's plan succeeds, and then, to spite Robert, she announces her engagement to wealthy Murray Van Allan. After a series of incidents, Robert makes Kathleen realize that she really loves him and, after forgiving him, she agrees to be his ... +


After the divorce of Schuyler Rutherford from his rich wife Caroline, who was his meal ticket, Schuyler's sister Kathleen is so humiliated by the fact that her penniless condition was brought to light during the court proceedings that she seeks solace in her friend, sculptress Mary Carter. Mary offers her friend a job as her secretary and, while working, she becomes acquainted with Mary's wealthy cousin Robert Winston when she overhears him denouncing parasitic girls like Kathleen. Vowing revenge, Kathleen assumes a false name and obtains a position as Robert's secretary, determined to make him fall in love with her. Kathleen's plan succeeds, and then, to spite Robert, she announces her engagement to wealthy Murray Van Allan. After a series of incidents, Robert makes Kathleen realize that she really loves him and, after forgiving him, she agrees to be his wife. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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