Life's Shop Window is an American silent drama film directed by J.
Gordon Edwards, released on November 19, 1914. Starring Claire Whitney
and Stuart Holmes, it is a film adaptation of the 1907 novel by Annie
Sophie Cory. It depicts the story of English orphan Lydia Wilton
(Whitney) and her husband Bernard Chetwin (Holmes). Although Wilton's
marriage is legitimate, it was conducted in secret, and she is accused
of having a child out of wedlock. Forced to leave England, she reunites
with her husband in Arizona. There, she meets an old acquaintance,
Eustace Pelham, and considers running away with him before she sees the
error of her ways and returns to her family. Life's Shop Window was the
first film produced, rather than simply distributed, by William Fox's
Box Office Attractions Company, the corporate predecessor to Fox Film.
Reviewers' opinions of the film's quality were mixed, but it was very
popular upon its initial release in New York. Like many of Fox's early
works, it was likely lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire.
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