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"The Woolworth Diamonds" is alternately described by reviewers as an original and as a published ... More Less

"The Woolworth Diamonds" is alternately described by reviewers as an original and as a published story. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Feb 18
p. 915.
MPN
26 Jan 18
p. 567.
MPW
5 Jan 18
p. 112.
MPW
4 Jan 19
p. 117.
MPW
23 Feb 18
p. 1138.
Variety
8 Feb 18
p. 39.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Metro Star Series
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Woolworth Diamonds" by Hugh C. Weir in The Saturday Evening Post (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 February 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12005
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

At a high society musicale, millionaire Gerry Simpson meets and falls in love with newspaper reporter Virginia Blake, whose disdain for the "idle rich" causes him to claim that he is a cub reporter on her paper. When the party is interrupted by the announcement that a burglar has stolen hostess Alice Woolworth's jewels, Virginia secures the button torn from the robber's coat by Mrs. Wentworth's pet monkey and is determined to solve the crime. Virginia begins to fall in love with Gerry, who has actually taken a job with the paper, but one day she notices that his coat is missing a button identical to the one that she obtained at the party. Believing him to be the thief, she searches his apartment and locates a cache of jewels. At that moment, however, Gerry's valet Rogers enters, and suspecting that she has discovered his guilt, he attacks her. After Gerry rescues Virginia, Rogers is imprisoned, and Gerry wins his girl's heart by promising to work hard as the editor of the newspaper he has just ... +


At a high society musicale, millionaire Gerry Simpson meets and falls in love with newspaper reporter Virginia Blake, whose disdain for the "idle rich" causes him to claim that he is a cub reporter on her paper. When the party is interrupted by the announcement that a burglar has stolen hostess Alice Woolworth's jewels, Virginia secures the button torn from the robber's coat by Mrs. Wentworth's pet monkey and is determined to solve the crime. Virginia begins to fall in love with Gerry, who has actually taken a job with the paper, but one day she notices that his coat is missing a button identical to the one that she obtained at the party. Believing him to be the thief, she searches his apartment and locates a cache of jewels. At that moment, however, Gerry's valet Rogers enters, and suspecting that she has discovered his guilt, he attacks her. After Gerry rescues Virginia, Rogers is imprisoned, and Gerry wins his girl's heart by promising to work hard as the editor of the newspaper he has just bought. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Detective


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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