~The Love Auction~
1919
Directed by: Edmund Lawrence

Scenario by:
Raymond L. Schrock
Julia Burnham
Edmund Lawrence
~Cast~

Virginia Pearson ... Lea Montrose, Mrs. Vanderveer
Elizabeth Garrison ... Mrs. Sebastian
Gladys MacClure ... Jean Dale
Hugh Thompson ... Dorian Vanderveer
Edwin Stanley ... Jack Harley
Thurlow Bergen ... Dr. Studholm Charters
Charles Mason ... Mr. Sebastian
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: H. Alderson Leach

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: February 9, 1919
~Plot Synopsis~
Virginia Peterson is Lea Montrose, a struggling artist who, even though she still loves her childhood
sweetheart, marries Dorian Vanderveer (Hugh Thompson) because he is a wealthy member of
society. The only problem is that Vanderveer is a nasty drunk. His behavior causes Lea to seek out
her ex-sweetheart once again. When she has a baby, Vanderveer vows to straighten up for the child's
sake. But the baby is not his, a fact known by Dr. Charters, a blackmailing quack (Thurlow Bergen).
Eventually Dr. Charters tells Vanderveer the truth and, shattered, he returns to the bottle. In the
end, he kills Charters and commits suicide, so Lea, her lover, and their baby are free to be together.
Fox often cast Virginia Pearson in vamp roles to keep their star, Theda Bara, in line.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
L-6-20 Virginia Pearson and Hugh Thompson in THE LOVE AUCTION, 1919