Synopsis by Hal Erickson
No relation to the 1915 British film of the same name, 1918's The Great Adventure is a showcase for that delightful screen gamine Bessie Love. The star plays a small-town girl who heads to New York in pursuit of a show-business career. She falls in love with a chorus boy (Chester Barnett), but their romance is imperiled when the girl, subbing for the star of the show, becomes an overnight success. Before long, she has forgotten the chorus boy and is hitting all the Manhattan nightspots with a matinee idol (Donald Hall). Only in the last reel does she discover that the matinee idol is a cad and bounder, and that the chorus boy is the only man for her. Based on a novel by Henry Kitchell Webster, The Great Adventure was directed by Alice Guy-Blaché , the foremost (and, for a while, the only) female director of the silent era.
accident, aunt, boarding-house, boating, house, idol, love, moving