Synopsis by Hal Erickson
As a rule, Pauline Frederick was better than her material in her Famous Players vehicles of the pre-1920 era, and Sold was hardly an exception to that rule. Adapted from Henri Bernstein's play Le Secret, the film casts Frederick as the wife of a starving artist. To save her husband from eviction, she agrees to pose in the nude for a rival artist for a $5000 fee. The outraged husband finds out about this and beats the other artist to a pulp. In the midst of the struggle, Frederick tries to separate the two men, only to be accidentally shot by her husband. Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford directed the film as if the camera was nailed to the floor.
danger, artist, competition, finances, jealousy, poverty, rival