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Some scenes in this film were shot at the Cowie gladiola fields in Berlin, NY.
       See also the 1901 American Mutoscope short, Gathering Gladioli, which was also filmed in Berlin, ... More Less

Some scenes in this film were shot at the Cowie gladiola fields in Berlin, NY.
       See also the 1901 American Mutoscope short, Gathering Gladioli, which was also filmed in Berlin, NY. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
9 Oct 15
pp. 753-54.
Motog
16 Oct 15
p. 824.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 87.
MPW
23 Oct 15
p. 82.
MPW
23 Oct 15
pp. 628-29.
Variety
22 Oct 15
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 October 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6546
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although she has a strong friendship with Abner, a hand on her father's farm, saucy Gladiola Bain loves only her father, until she meets vacationing Ned Williams, a self-described "idler" from the city. When their seemingly harmless flirtation develops into love, Gladiola refuses to obey her father's wishes that she give Williams up, and when Williams, after some hesitation, offers her a beautiful home and clothes, they elope to the city, where Williams arranges a mock marriage. After a few months of happiness, Williams' real wife appears. Gladiola tells Williams that she despises him and returns to her welcoming father. Amid much gossip in the town, Gladiola gives birth to a child, while Williams, whose wife has refused to divorce him, has gone abroad. When he learns that his wife has died, he returns repentantly to Gladiola's farm, but although she is touched by his concern, her love has died, and she refuses his entreaties. At the end, Gladiola and her child stroll in the gladiola fields with the faithful ... +


Although she has a strong friendship with Abner, a hand on her father's farm, saucy Gladiola Bain loves only her father, until she meets vacationing Ned Williams, a self-described "idler" from the city. When their seemingly harmless flirtation develops into love, Gladiola refuses to obey her father's wishes that she give Williams up, and when Williams, after some hesitation, offers her a beautiful home and clothes, they elope to the city, where Williams arranges a mock marriage. After a few months of happiness, Williams' real wife appears. Gladiola tells Williams that she despises him and returns to her welcoming father. Amid much gossip in the town, Gladiola gives birth to a child, while Williams, whose wife has refused to divorce him, has gone abroad. When he learns that his wife has died, he returns repentantly to Gladiola's farm, but although she is touched by his concern, her love has died, and she refuses his entreaties. At the end, Gladiola and her child stroll in the gladiola fields with the faithful Abner. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Rural


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

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