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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Sep 15
pp. 525-26, 548
MPN
4 Sep 15
p. 67.
MPW
4 Sep 15
p. 1742.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1508.
NYDM
1 Sep 15
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 August 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While waiting for the detained Lord Traverse, the guest of honor at an English society party, the guests play a game wherein each must tell a complete story before a cigarette burns out. Heléne Dearing relates that her proud father John left England after being exposed as a card cheat and became a whiskey runner near a Canadian lumber camp. John and his partner Pierre, a half-breed, escape jail, and with Heléne, are pursued by Ralph Connell, a young Canadian Mounted Policeman, whom Heléne loves. John, wounded before they can reach the border, gives Pierre permission to marry Heléne, but a sympathetic curate reads the ceremony in Latin and has Ralph, as the witness, take the groom's marriage vows. After Pierre is captured and Heléne learns the truth about the marriage, Ralph leaves on a secret government mission. Heléne, who has since inherited a fortune, confides to the guests that she never saw Ralph again. After Lord Traverse arrives and turns out to be Ralph, he and Heléne leave the party to begin their belated ... +


While waiting for the detained Lord Traverse, the guest of honor at an English society party, the guests play a game wherein each must tell a complete story before a cigarette burns out. Heléne Dearing relates that her proud father John left England after being exposed as a card cheat and became a whiskey runner near a Canadian lumber camp. John and his partner Pierre, a half-breed, escape jail, and with Heléne, are pursued by Ralph Connell, a young Canadian Mounted Policeman, whom Heléne loves. John, wounded before they can reach the border, gives Pierre permission to marry Heléne, but a sympathetic curate reads the ceremony in Latin and has Ralph, as the witness, take the groom's marriage vows. After Pierre is captured and Heléne learns the truth about the marriage, Ralph leaves on a secret government mission. Heléne, who has since inherited a fortune, confides to the guests that she never saw Ralph again. After Lord Traverse arrives and turns out to be Ralph, he and Heléne leave the party to begin their belated honeymoon. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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