Prudence on Broadway (1919)

07/06/1919 (US) Comedy
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A Dramatic Comedy with plenty of action in which demureness disarms a scoundrel and is trapped by a woman's wit

Overview

Prudence's ( Olive Thomas ) parents send her from their Pennsylvania Quaker colony to a fashionable girls seminary, hoping she can learn about the devil's tricks, instead she engages in girlish pranks, but uses her pure appearance to escape blame. Later, Prudence visits her New York aunt, a society matron, and soon attracts an array of male admirers. She falls in love with wealthy Grayson Mills, but John Melbourne, who lives off of his wife's wealth, plots to seduce her. After Melbourne loans Prudence $200 to pay a gambling debt, he forces her to go to a roadhouse by threatening to show her stern father her canceled check. At dinner, Prudence produces a love letter which Melbourne had earlier written to an actress, and says that if she is not back by midnight, her hotel clerk will show Melbourne's wife his nineteen other love letters. After Melbourne hurries her back, he discovers that she only had the one letter. Prudence now becomes engaged to Grayson.

  1. Frank Borzage

    Director

  2. Catherine Carr

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Olive Thomas

    Olive Thomas

    Prudence

  2. Francis McDonald

    Francis McDonald

    Grayson Mills

  3. Harvey Clark

    Harvey Clark

    John Melbourne

  4. J.P. Wild

    John Ogilvie

  5. Alberta Lee

    Alberta Lee

    Mrs. Ogilvie

  6. Lillian West

    Lillian West

    Mrs. Allen Wentworth

  7. Edward Peil Sr.

    Edward Peil Sr.

    Mr. Wentworth

  8. Mary Warren

    Mary Warren

    Kitty

  9. Lillian Langdon

    Mrs. Melbourne

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Status Released

Original Language English

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