~Out of a Clear Sky~
~F186-5: Marguerit Clark & Thomas Meighan~
~Plot Synopsis~
During World War I, the Countess Celeste de Berseck et Krymn (Marguerite Clark) flees her native
Belgium in order to escape forced marriage with a German prince (Raymond Bloomer). Furious,
Celeste's traitorous Uncle Dyreck (E.J. Radcliffe) pursues her to the United States, and when she
realizes that he is on her train, she departs at the nearest station, Greenwood, Tennessee, and runs
straight into the arms of the wealthy Robert Lawrence (Thomas Meighan). Promising to protect her,
Robert takes the countess to Steve Budd's (Walter P. Lewis) cabin and then goes in search of Uncle
Dyreck. Celeste befriends a young boy named Bill (Bobby Connelly), who asks her to accompany
him to Granny White's (Maggie H. Fisher) house, where his mother is having a baby, and as the two
are leaving, the Budd cabin is hit and completely destroyed by lightning. Upon his return, Robert
assumes the worst, and Uncle Dyreck, believing his niece to be dead, returns to Belgium. Robert is
overjoyed to find Celeste and Bill at Granny White's, and after the countess discovers that Robert
loves her, she happily bids farewell to her title and prepares to become an American housewife.
This picture was originally a novel by Maria Thompson Davies.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of plot synopses from allmovie.com and afi.com.
Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Written by: Charles Maigne

Based on the novel Out of a Clear Sky by Maria Thompson Davies (New
York, 1917).

Marguerite Clark ...  Countess Celeste de Bersek et Krymm
Thomas Meighan ...  Robert Lawrence
E.J. Ratcliffe ...  Uncle Dyreck
Bobby Connelly ...  Bill
Raymond Bloomer ...  Crown Prince
Robert Dudley ...  Father
Walter P. Lewis ...  Steve
Maggie Fisher ...  Granny White
Helen Montrose ...  Jane Forsythe
Robert Vivian ...  Valet
Nell Clark Keller ...  Mamie
Mercedes de Cordoba   
Walter Abel ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: Walter Stradling    
Presenter: Adolph Zukor

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: September 22, 1918