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

Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.

Moving Picture World, June 12, 1920 -Vitagraph Presents Alice Joyce in Albert Payson Terhune's Timely Story of Domestic Economy.

The Hillyers, a young married couple moving in society, are suddenly reduced to a low state of finances, due to their reckless extravagance. Dan, the husband, an ambitious inventor, imparts the news to his wife and she cheerfully assures him that if he will let her manage things, she will do her best to economize and assist him in saving. They move into a small inexpensive flat and do their shopping at cut-rate stores. His wife's assistance as well as the fact that he is soon to become a father, spurs Dan on to perfect his invention and get it on the market. To accomplish this he is obliged to make a business trip to California. Madge, by depriving herself, has saved a small sum which is just sufficient for this emergency. She withdraws this amount from the bank, but is watched in so doing and is robbed. Desperate for a way out of this dilemma, she goes to Arthur Crew, a wealthy bachelor, and asks his assistance. his manner at first is insulting, but he finally gives her the desired amount, $300 in cash. She does not tell Dan of her accident in being robbed and her visit to Crew. Shortly after Dan leaves, Madge's child is born. Her hospital expenses are paid by Crew, unknown to Madge, who is informed by the hospital authorities that there will be no charges. Out west Dan has made good and sends home $1,000. Madge pays off her debt to Crew and looks forward to happier times. But when her husband returns he spends his money extravagantly and she fears another crash. Misunderstandings and unhappiness result and culminate in Dan's discovery of Madge's record of having paid $300 to Crew. He learns also about her hospital expenses and believing her to be untrue leaves her. Crew then appears and offers his name and protection to Madge. But Dan has decided to reconsider and the existence of their small son serves to reunited husband and wife.

The survival status of Dollars and the Woman (1920) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Survival Database as; No holdings located in archives.


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