Cupid Forecloses

Cupid Forecloses is a 1919 American silent comedy[4] film starring Bessie Love and Wallace MacDonald. It was directed by David Smith and produced by Vitagraph Studios. It was based on the popular novel Hurrying Fate and Geraldine by Florence Morse Kingsley. The film has been preserved at the British Film Institute and American Film Institute.[1][5]

Cupid Forecloses
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Directed byDavid Smith
Written byStanley Olmstead
Edward J. Montagne[1]
Based onHurrying Fate and Geraldine
by Florence Morse Kingsley
StarringBessie Love
Wallace MacDonald
CinematographyClyde De Vinna[2]
Release date
  • July 12, 1919 (1919-07-12)[1][3]
Running time
5 reels[3][4]
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Geraldine Farleigh (Love), a timid village schoolteacher, supports her family and must pay off her late father's debt to Bruce Cartwright. She falls in love with the man she believes is a lawyer representing Cartwright (MacDonald), who turns out to be Cartwright himself.[5][6]



  1. "Cupid Forecloses". American Film Institute. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  2. Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 150. OCLC 734075937.
  3. Reid, Laurence (July 12, 1919). "Cupid Forecloses (Vitagraph)". Motion Picture News. p. 601.
  4. "Amusements – Lenard's Big Show". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW. December 22, 1919. p. 3.
  5. "Cupid Forecloses (1919)". British Film Institute. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  6. "Amusements". Otago Daily Times (18032). September 4, 1920. p. 1.

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