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This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 18 Jul 1915. One news item in MPW erroneously called the film The Night of the Wedding ... More Less

This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 18 Jul 1915. One news item in MPW erroneously called the film The Night of the Wedding . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Dec 15
p. 1359.
MPN
7 Aug 15
p. 78.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 64.
MPW
17 Jul 15
p. 547.
MPW
31 Jul 15
p. 833.
MPW
11 Dec 15
p. 2067.
NYDM
28 Jul 15
p. 26.
Variety
30 Jul 15
p. 19.
VLP
Dec 15
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
9 July 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5943
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
gauge
35mm
Widescreen/ratio
1.33:1
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After John Klendon is murdered on the night of his impending wedding by a veiled woman while he talks on the telephone to his fiancée, Helen Carter, a note John scrawled which reads, "It was I--" leads the police to suspect suicide. When an injured man with amnesia is found lying near Klendon's home, Henry Hallam, Klendon's friend and an amateur detective, investigates. After Helen takes up settlement work to forget, Hallam and the injured man follow her to a tenement where the man recognizes a beautiful Spanish woman and recovers. The woman lures Helen into a room, and after exhibiting her dead baby, reveals that Klendon would not legitimize their child because he wanted to marry Helen. The woman attempts to throw vitriol in Helen's face, but is prevented. When Hallam and the other man, Carlo, enter, the woman swallows the acid and dies. Carlo, the woman's old sweetheart who was knocked down when she left Klendon's house, identifies her as Inez, whose name Klendon was trying to write when he died. Much later, Hallam and Helen ... +


After John Klendon is murdered on the night of his impending wedding by a veiled woman while he talks on the telephone to his fiancée, Helen Carter, a note John scrawled which reads, "It was I--" leads the police to suspect suicide. When an injured man with amnesia is found lying near Klendon's home, Henry Hallam, Klendon's friend and an amateur detective, investigates. After Helen takes up settlement work to forget, Hallam and the injured man follow her to a tenement where the man recognizes a beautiful Spanish woman and recovers. The woman lures Helen into a room, and after exhibiting her dead baby, reveals that Klendon would not legitimize their child because he wanted to marry Helen. The woman attempts to throw vitriol in Helen's face, but is prevented. When Hallam and the other man, Carlo, enter, the woman swallows the acid and dies. Carlo, the woman's old sweetheart who was knocked down when she left Klendon's house, identifies her as Inez, whose name Klendon was trying to write when he died. Much later, Hallam and Helen marry. +

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

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