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This film was originally scheduled for release on 3 Jun ... More Less

This film was originally scheduled for release on 3 Jun 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jul 18
p. 644.
ETR
3 Aug 18
p. 748.
MPN
3 Aug 18
p. 720.
MPW
12 Apr 18
p. 44.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 719.
NYDM
10 Aug 18
p. 200.
Wid's
28 Jul 18
pp. 27-28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12689
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,021
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jim Lassells travels to Africa to obtain proof that his cousin, Harold Brooks, is dead as rumored and learns that an Algerian sultan killed the rich American. Since it is assumed that Brooks was childless, Jim inherits his cousin's fortune. At a slave market, he buys a young girl named Perdita and sends her to a convent in Corsica to be educated. Years later, Jim meets Perdita again while traveling through Corsica with the impecunious Duchess of Westgate and her daughter, Lady Lilah Grey. When the party stops at an inn, Jim discovers that Perdita is not only a Persian princess, but also the long-lost daughter of Brooks and therefore the rightful heir to Brooks' fortune. Perdita, who has fallen in love with Jim, engages the romantic Count Theodore de Seramo to abduct the duchess and her daughter, and later the count and Lady Lilah become engaged. Jim offers to turn over his wealth to Perdita, but she declares her love for him and they ... +


Jim Lassells travels to Africa to obtain proof that his cousin, Harold Brooks, is dead as rumored and learns that an Algerian sultan killed the rich American. Since it is assumed that Brooks was childless, Jim inherits his cousin's fortune. At a slave market, he buys a young girl named Perdita and sends her to a convent in Corsica to be educated. Years later, Jim meets Perdita again while traveling through Corsica with the impecunious Duchess of Westgate and her daughter, Lady Lilah Grey. When the party stops at an inn, Jim discovers that Perdita is not only a Persian princess, but also the long-lost daughter of Brooks and therefore the rightful heir to Brooks' fortune. Perdita, who has fallen in love with Jim, engages the romantic Count Theodore de Seramo to abduct the duchess and her daughter, and later the count and Lady Lilah become engaged. Jim offers to turn over his wealth to Perdita, but she declares her love for him and they wed. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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