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This film was originally entitled The Saintly Show Girl ... More Less

This film was originally entitled The Saintly Show Girl . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Apr 19
p. 1607.
MPN
3 May 19
p. 2905.
MPW
3 May 19
p. 715.
Variety
25 Apr 19
p. 80.
Wid's
20 Apr 19
p. 27.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Saintly Show Girl
Release Date:
6 April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13544
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sadie Sullivan leaves Ireland to live with her married sister in New York. Upset at her worthless brother-in-law and her low paying five-and-ten-cent store job, Sadie, who has just read a story about a chorus girl who married a millionaire, joins a musical comedy company. Having befriended Reverend John Page, a mission clergyman, Sadie, surprised at the other girl's loose morals, is seen reading a Bible backstage. Her "saintly" reputation among the others inspires press agent Jack Mills, looking for a new angle, to devise a routine built around Sadie, now billed as "The Saintly Show Girl." After millionaire Dick Carrington switches his attentions from leading lady Dollie Delmar to Sadie, their subsequent engagement arouses Dollie to attempt to tarnish Sadie's image. Dollie sends Sadie a letter, supposedly from a friend, to meet her at a roadhouse that Dollie knows will be raided, but after Reverend Page explains Sadie's presence there satisfactorily to the police and Dick, Dick marries ... +


Sadie Sullivan leaves Ireland to live with her married sister in New York. Upset at her worthless brother-in-law and her low paying five-and-ten-cent store job, Sadie, who has just read a story about a chorus girl who married a millionaire, joins a musical comedy company. Having befriended Reverend John Page, a mission clergyman, Sadie, surprised at the other girl's loose morals, is seen reading a Bible backstage. Her "saintly" reputation among the others inspires press agent Jack Mills, looking for a new angle, to devise a routine built around Sadie, now billed as "The Saintly Show Girl." After millionaire Dick Carrington switches his attentions from leading lady Dollie Delmar to Sadie, their subsequent engagement arouses Dollie to attempt to tarnish Sadie's image. Dollie sends Sadie a letter, supposedly from a friend, to meet her at a roadhouse that Dollie knows will be raided, but after Reverend Page explains Sadie's presence there satisfactorily to the police and Dick, Dick marries her. +

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

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