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Florence
May Hopkins ...
Ella
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Blinker
Percy Standing ...
Bill
William T. Carleton ...
Oldport (as W.T. Carleton)
Victor A. Stewart ...
Blinker's Servant (as Victor Stewart)
Bernard Siegel ...
Millinery Shop Proprietor
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21 September 1918 (USA)  »

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Lost Alice Joyce Silent
12 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This 1918 comedy/drama starring the popular actress, Alice Joyce, was produced by the Vitagraph Company and sadly now remains a lost film. I have found an original film review to share with the reader.

Moving Picture World - SOUTH America and the Far West were favourite fields for character and plot with O. Henry, but a number of his best stories are about New York and the people that are continually striving to rise above their lowly surroundings. "Everybody's Girl," produced by the Vitagraph, with Alice Joyce as the heroine, and directed by Tom Terriss, is not only a bully bit of romance but it turns the light of O. Henry's sympathetic soul upon a phase of New York City life that explains why so many young girls drift away from home influences when forced to live in one room and meet their men friends on the streets.

Florence is a pretty, healthy-minded young working girl who shares a room in Brick Dust Row with her friend Ella, and goes out and sits in the park when she wants to meet her beau. Ella is forced to do the same thing. The parlour of their rooming house has been sublet, and there is no other place to go. Both girls have picked up chance acquaintances and gone to the theatre with them without being made to pay too dearly for their fun. One day, on a Coney Island boat, Florence starts a flirtation with a wealthy young chap who turns out to be the owner of Brick Dust Row. Their romance ends happily, but Florence almost loses young Blinker, when she confesses about her chance acquaintances. He is finally made to see that it is mostly his fault in lot giving the lodgers the use of the parlour.

There are other characters and incidents in the story that strengthen it dramatically. The doings of Bill, a gang leader, who is saved from the police by Florence, and who becomes her protector, and the husband of Ella, are among the most interesting features. With the exception of an entirely unnecessarily and badly directed fire episode on the boat the picture is expertly produced.

Alice Joyce makes it easy to believe in the character of Florence, and that the young millionaire has not done a rash act in marrying her. This is an achievement of which any actress might be proud. May Hopkins as Ella, Walter McGrail as Blinker and Percy standing as Bill are the principal members of a uniformly competent support.


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