Erstwhile Susan


1919

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 16, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Barnabetta by Helen R. Martin (New York, 1914) and the play Erstwhile Susan by Marian De Forest (New York, 18 Jan 1916).

Synopsis

Barnabetta Dreary's grim life of slaving for her Pennsylvania Dutch father Barnaby and her two brothers, is surprisingly changed when Barnaby marries Juliet Miller. Known as Erstwhile Susan, she becomes fond of Barnabetta, and because she retains control of her fortune, induces the other Drearys to relieve Barnabetta of some of her drudgery. After Barnaby has a stroke brought on when Susan proposes sending Barnabetta to school, she goes to a prep school where the president, Doctor Barrett, and a trustee, State Senator Jordan, both fall for her newly acquired charm, to the dismay of Jordan's sister who loves Barrett. When the sister interferes with Barnabetta's plan to work in the school after graduation, Barnabetta helps Jordan win his campaign for governor, and after exposing him to her family's crude table manners, Barnabetta accepts Jordan's marriage proposal, while Susan succeeds in reforming Barnaby and his sons.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 16, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Realart Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Barnabetta by Helen R. Martin (New York, 1914) and the play Erstwhile Susan by Marian De Forest (New York, 18 Jan 1916).

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The film marked Constance Binney's first starring role.