Paid in Full


1h 33m 1919

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 23, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Paid in Full by Eugene Walter (New York, 25 Feb 1908).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,112ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

Bookkeeper Joe Brooks steals over $16,000 from his employer, ship owner Captain Williams, who is fond of Brooks' wife Emma. Jimsy Smith, who also admires Emma, discovers the theft. When Joe realizes he has been found out, he convinces Emma to talk to the captain and cancel the debt at any price. Jimsy arives at first and offers to pay off the debt, but is refused. To Emma, the captain agrees to give a receipted bill for the debt if she will sacrifice her honor. Emma's horror over the proposition convinces the captain that she has had no part in the scam, and he gives her the receipt as a token of his respect. When Emma gives Joe the receipt, he turns on her, believing that she compromised herself. Joe tries to choke Emma when she tells him she is leaving him, but Jimsy arrives and prevents the murder. Emma then goes off with Jimsy, and Joe kills himself with a revolver.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 23, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Paid in Full by Eugene Walter (New York, 25 Feb 1908).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,112ft (5 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

According to a pre-production news item, Al Lena was scheduled to be the assistant director. An item in the Paramount studio records states that portions of Walter's play were used in the 1931 Paramount film Honor Among Lovers, directed by Dorothy Arzner.