The Inn of the Blue Moon (1918)

Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Louis Joseph Vance was a popular author of the early 20th century; this film was his first attempt at writing a screenplay (it wasn't his last -- he continued writing for the screen for the next 30 years). This rural romance gives Doris Kenyon a dual role, as twin sisters. When Justus Druce (William Walcott) and his wife, Dorothy (Harriet Ross), separate, they each take custody of one of their twin daughters: Justine (Kenyon) is raised by her father in the city and becomes a member of society, while Dorothy (also Kenyon) stays in the country with her mother and leads a sheltered life. Dorothy builds a small shack on an island which she calls the "Inn of the Blue Moon." Justine, meanwhile, has found a beau, Charlton Sloane (Crauford Kent), but the moment they become engaged she discovers he is bankrupt. Druce, who approves of the young man, writes to his ex-wife for financial help, but she turns him down. Justine enlists the help of attorney Warde MacMahon (Harry C. Browne), who goes to see her mother, but on the way he gets in an accident. Dorothy finds him and takes him to her shack to recuperate. A romance blooms. Justine comes out to her mother's home, and the girls are mistaken for each other a number of times before everything gets straightened out. Each girl gets her man while their parents reunite.