The Woman Who Lied (1915)

Drama | 6 October 1915

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
9 Oct 15
p. 766.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 88.
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 114.
MPW
9 Oct 15
p. 328.
MPW
16 Oct 15
p. 460.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 October 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6528
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After a stirring performance, Cleo Martell, a renowned stage actress, is visited in her dressing room by Gordon Trent, a too ardent admirer. When Cleo's husband enters, a fight ensues, and Trent kills his rival in the struggle. Jack Stanley arrives on the scene to help but is accused of the murder by Cleo and is sent off to prison. The opportunistic Trent marries Jack's rich fiancée Helen Forde, who believes that her former lover is guilty of unfaithfulness. Jealous of the arrangement, Cleo eventually tells Helen the truth about the killing, causing Betty, Helen's daughter, to cry over her mother's unhappiness. Moved by the girl's tears, Cleo joins forces with Helen against Trent, and the two women go West where Jack, escaped from prison, works as a cowboy. Determined to right all wrongs, Cleo forces Trent to sign a confession, then, mistaken for Jack, Trent is shot by a posse, and Jack and Helen are ... +


After a stirring performance, Cleo Martell, a renowned stage actress, is visited in her dressing room by Gordon Trent, a too ardent admirer. When Cleo's husband enters, a fight ensues, and Trent kills his rival in the struggle. Jack Stanley arrives on the scene to help but is accused of the murder by Cleo and is sent off to prison. The opportunistic Trent marries Jack's rich fiancée Helen Forde, who believes that her former lover is guilty of unfaithfulness. Jealous of the arrangement, Cleo eventually tells Helen the truth about the killing, causing Betty, Helen's daughter, to cry over her mother's unhappiness. Moved by the girl's tears, Cleo joins forces with Helen against Trent, and the two women go West where Jack, escaped from prison, works as a cowboy. Determined to right all wrongs, Cleo forces Trent to sign a confession, then, mistaken for Jack, Trent is shot by a posse, and Jack and Helen are reunited. +

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