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First shown in New York in December 1917, the film was probably not widely distributed until April 1918, when the Arrow Film Corp. released it on a state rights basis. It was shot at the Biograph studio in the Bronx. At the time of the December 1917 New York opening, the characters were called by their allegorical names, and a May 1918 review also uses the allegorical names. An April 1918 ad, however, refers to Florence Reed's character as Lois, and the copyright records, also submitted in April 1918, give proper names for the characters. Damage to the copyright records makes it difficult to read the proper names of the Banker and the Class Poet, but they appear to be Richard Powers and Edward Keats, respectively. One review of the December 1917 opening describes the film as an eight-reeler.