Josephine, a seemingly happily married mother, comforts her friend who has just found out that her husband is cheating on her with her own story: raised in an infamous dive and taught to ... See full summary »

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Harrison Wade
Florence Billings ...
Nina Stockley
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Huntley McMerton
Walter McEwen ...
Peter Marr
Amelia Summerville ...
Eunice Galway
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Josephine, a seemingly happily married mother, comforts her friend who has just found out that her husband is cheating on her with her own story: raised in an infamous dive and taught to steal money from her customers, one night she meets a well-known novelist and his wife who are "slumming" and who give her a sum of money in order for her to leave her surroundings, but her guardian takes it from her. She is eventually sent to a reformatory but escapes and finds the novelist, now divorced. She determines to once and for all escape the life she's in and offers herself to the novelist in exchange for a promise of marriage. Complications ensue. When the place is raided, Jo is sent to a reformatory, but she later escapes. So that she will not have to return to the reformatory, Harrison marries her "in name only," with the idea that after a few months they will divorce. When Nina, now unhappily married, starts pursuing Harrison, his friend Huntley McMerton helps Jo make Harrison jealous, ... Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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24 May 1919 (USA)  »

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Mand kan tæmmes  »

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Norma Talmadge's 20th film - a Raffles-like comedy

This is a comedy in which Norma Talmadge plays a girl raised as a thief who marries a wealthy man "in name only" to escape the reformatory. Later she makes him jealous in order to draw out a declaration of love. Reels 1 and 3-5 exist in 35 mm at the Library of Congress. The George Eastman house has two unidentified nitrate reels (unpreserved). Thanks to Greta de Groat for her website on Norma Talmadge from which the above was gleaned.


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