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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
21 Nov 14
p. 1084.
Motog
23 Jan 15
p. 151.
MPN
31 Oct 14
p. 72.
MPW
21 Nov 14
p. 1146.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT

NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
William D. Taylor
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DETAILS
Release Date:
28 September 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sixteen-year-old Betty, reared in an orphanage, tires of the abuse which she receives there and escapes. She then is taken in by Francis Seeman, a gentleman thief, who adopts and educates her. After Betty's graduation, Seeman wants her to begin a life of crime by stealing her friend Gladys' necklace. When Betty refuses, Seeman tries to strangle her, but in self-defense she stabs him with a hatpin, then flees, thinking him dead. He recovers, however, and names Betty as his accomplice. Meanwhile, Betty has moved to a small town where the local citizens regard her with suspicion. Their distrust is increased after Roger Neville, a young lawyer, befriends her and she adopts a motherless child. When her picture appears in the paper identified as that of a notorious jewel thief, she is persuaded by Neville to stand trial. In the end, she is acquitted, but Seeman is sentenced to a long prison ... +


Sixteen-year-old Betty, reared in an orphanage, tires of the abuse which she receives there and escapes. She then is taken in by Francis Seeman, a gentleman thief, who adopts and educates her. After Betty's graduation, Seeman wants her to begin a life of crime by stealing her friend Gladys' necklace. When Betty refuses, Seeman tries to strangle her, but in self-defense she stabs him with a hatpin, then flees, thinking him dead. He recovers, however, and names Betty as his accomplice. Meanwhile, Betty has moved to a small town where the local citizens regard her with suspicion. Their distrust is increased after Roger Neville, a young lawyer, befriends her and she adopts a motherless child. When her picture appears in the paper identified as that of a notorious jewel thief, she is persuaded by Neville to stand trial. In the end, she is acquitted, but Seeman is sentenced to a long prison term. +

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