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This was Mary Boland's first film. The Community Motion Picture Bureau viewed this film in 1919 and listed its title as On the Edge of the Abyss . This may indicate that Triangle re-released the film at this ... More Less

This was Mary Boland's first film. The Community Motion Picture Bureau viewed this film in 1919 and listed its title as On the Edge of the Abyss . This may indicate that Triangle re-released the film at this time. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1071.
Motog
11 Dec 15
p. 1241.
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 86.
MPW
20 Feb 15
p. 51.
MPW
25 Dec 15
p. 2452.
NYDM
27 Nov 15
p. 32.
NYDM
27 May 16
p. 32.
Variety
26 Nov 15
p. 23.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment comp
Mus accompaniment
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
On the Edge of the Abyss
Release Date:
26 December 1915
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
15 December 1915 26 December 1915
Copyright Numbers:
LU7212 LP10898
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,406
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Social butterfly Alma Clayton breaks her engagement with Neil Webster after she meets the much talked about criminal lawyer Wayne Burroughs and is won over by his eloquence. They marry, but after Wayne neglects Alma to further his career, Alma encourages Neil to court her again. When Alma asks Wayne, now district attorney, for a divorce, he moves to his club. Neil, who has threatened revenge against Wayne, responds to Alma's call and pleads with her to elope. At that moment, burglar Jim Sims is in Alma's upstairs room stealing her silver. He notices Wayne's silver-framed photograph and recalls that Wayne defended him successfully when he was on trial for life and could not afford an attorney. After overhearing Neil and Alma, Jim orders Alma at gunpoint to bind Neil to a chair and takes Alma into her room, where he convinces her not to leave Wayne. Meanwhile, Neil makes his way to a telephone and notifies the police. Alma gives Jim Wayne's photograph and hides him. After the police leave, Alma dismisses Neil and reconciles with ... +


Social butterfly Alma Clayton breaks her engagement with Neil Webster after she meets the much talked about criminal lawyer Wayne Burroughs and is won over by his eloquence. They marry, but after Wayne neglects Alma to further his career, Alma encourages Neil to court her again. When Alma asks Wayne, now district attorney, for a divorce, he moves to his club. Neil, who has threatened revenge against Wayne, responds to Alma's call and pleads with her to elope. At that moment, burglar Jim Sims is in Alma's upstairs room stealing her silver. He notices Wayne's silver-framed photograph and recalls that Wayne defended him successfully when he was on trial for life and could not afford an attorney. After overhearing Neil and Alma, Jim orders Alma at gunpoint to bind Neil to a chair and takes Alma into her room, where he convinces her not to leave Wayne. Meanwhile, Neil makes his way to a telephone and notifies the police. Alma gives Jim Wayne's photograph and hides him. After the police leave, Alma dismisses Neil and reconciles with Wayne. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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