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HISTORY

The copyright material deposited on 16 Jan 1916 indicates that the story is by Thomas H. Ince, whereas all other sources give C. Gardner Sullivan as the author. The film opened in New York on 12 Dec 1915. Some scenes in the film were shot in the Mojave Desert, according to contemporary news ... More Less

The copyright material deposited on 16 Jan 1916 indicates that the story is by Thomas H. Ince, whereas all other sources give C. Gardner Sullivan as the author. The film opened in New York on 12 Dec 1915. Some scenes in the film were shot in the Mojave Desert, according to contemporary news items. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Dec 15
p. 1236.
Motog
1 Jan 16
p. 39.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 119.
MPW
4 Sep 15
p. 1740.
MPW
18 Dec 15
p. 2200.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 302.
NYDM
18 Dec 15
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment composed and selected by
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 January 1916
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
21 December 1915 16 January 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LU7260 LP10730
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On the eve of his departure from England to an Indian principality where he will be the deputy commissioner, Harry Dickson proposes to Elsa Arlington, but she gives no definite answer. In India, Harry sees Janira, the beautiful daughter of Ram Dass, a nobleman, and scales her garden wall to talk to her. Ram Dass, who wants Janira to wed the debauched Prince Chandra, whom she hates, reports Harry to the governor, who changes Harry's station. Chandra, on the wedding night, is stricken with apoplexy and dies. Janira, according to the custom of "suttee," is about to die on Chandra's funeral pyre, when Harry arrives, and after a fight, rescues her. Janira lives with him at the new station disguised as a boy servant, and falls in love with him, but when Elsa arrives with news that she loves Harry, Janira overhears him acknowledge his love. After Harry goes to meet the governor to respond to Ram Dass's accusation that he has Janira, she performs the "suttee" custom and dies in a fire to protect Harry's ... +


On the eve of his departure from England to an Indian principality where he will be the deputy commissioner, Harry Dickson proposes to Elsa Arlington, but she gives no definite answer. In India, Harry sees Janira, the beautiful daughter of Ram Dass, a nobleman, and scales her garden wall to talk to her. Ram Dass, who wants Janira to wed the debauched Prince Chandra, whom she hates, reports Harry to the governor, who changes Harry's station. Chandra, on the wedding night, is stricken with apoplexy and dies. Janira, according to the custom of "suttee," is about to die on Chandra's funeral pyre, when Harry arrives, and after a fight, rescues her. Janira lives with him at the new station disguised as a boy servant, and falls in love with him, but when Elsa arrives with news that she loves Harry, Janira overhears him acknowledge his love. After Harry goes to meet the governor to respond to Ram Dass's accusation that he has Janira, she performs the "suttee" custom and dies in a fire to protect Harry's career. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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