Social Hypocrites


1918

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 6, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Bridge by Alicia Ramsey (production undetermined, 1917).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5-6 reels

Synopsis

Col. Francis Fielding is wrongly accused by the Earl of St. Albans of cheating at cards, and is consequently disowned by his parents and shunned by English society. In Paris, Col. Fielding marries and has a baby daughter named Leonore, but his wife soon dies, and he is forced to rear the girl alone and impoverished. After the colonel's death, Leonore is adopted by his sister, Lady Mountstephen, who treats her coldly and finally refuses to pay her bills. Leonore accepts a loan from Lord Royle Fitzmaurice, who, unknown to her, is secretly married to Lady Vanessa Norton. Jealous of her husband's infatuation with the beautiful Leonore, Lady Norton organizes a bridge game, quietly supplies Leonore with marked cards, and then accuses her of cheating. Leonore's name is cleared, however, when the Duchess of St. Keverne, who is attached to the young woman through a youthful romance with the colonel, finds the unmarked deck in Lady Norton's handbag. Leonore marries Dr. Frank Simpson, a long-time friend of the Fielding family, and later the old earl reveals the colonel's innocence.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 6, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Bridge by Alicia Ramsey (production undetermined, 1917).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5-6 reels

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Notes

Exterior scenes were filmed in Huntington, Long Island. Pre-release news items include Pauline Welch in the cast playing the Duchess of St. Keverne as a girl. The film May have been based on Alicia Ramsey's play Bridge and Debussy, produced in London in 1917.