Environment (1917 film)

Environment is a 1917 silent film directed by James Kirkwood.

Directed byJames Kirkwood
Written byJames Hughes
StarringMary Miles Minter
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • April 16, 1917 (1917-04-16)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Liz Simpkins is the daughter of town drunk John. While keeping the household, she falls in love with minister Henry Pennfield. Meanwhile, Mildred Holcombe, the daughter of the wealthy David, falls in love with artist Arnold Brice. One night, she is secretly at his place. Liz knows about her whereabouts and stops by to warn Mildred her brother Arthur is coming over. Mildred is able to sneak out just in time, but Arthur catches Liz in Brice's room.

This incident causes a big scandal. Because her father has recently died of alcoholism, it is decided Liz will be sent to an institution. The selfish Mildred begs Liz not to tell the truth, because her father will never forgive her if he finds out the truth. However, Henry witnessed the conversation and announces he will marry Liz.[1]



  1. ^ The New York Times Review summary

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