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This film was shown at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York beginning 14 Feb 1915, released by the General Film Co.'s Special Service. It was later released nationally by V-L-S-E, Inc. on 22 Aug ... More Less

This film was shown at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York beginning 14 Feb 1915, released by the General Film Co.'s Special Service. It was later released nationally by V-L-S-E, Inc. on 22 Aug 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Aug 15
p. 422, 440
MPN
20 Feb 15
p. 23, 34
MPN
27 Feb 15
p. 47.
MPW
27 Feb 15
p. 1299.
MPW
28 Aug 15
p. 1562.
NYDM
24 Feb 15
p. 28.
NYDM
18 Aug 15
p. 34.
Variety
5 Mar 15
p. 21.
VLP
Sep 15
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 August 1915
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
23 February 1915
Copyright Number:
LP4509
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ralph Brooks meets Rita Reynolds, the designing wife of a wealthy broker, at a fashionable reception. Attracted to Ralph, Rita exaggerates her husband's brutalities to win his sympathy. After Rita opens her husband's safe and plans to elope with Ralph, Reynolds returns and, surmising his wife's adulterous intentions, attempts to shoot her. In their struggle, Reynolds dies. Rita then phones the police to pin the murder on "Red" Hall, a burglar who witnessed the killing. When Ralph arrives and repulses Rita, she tells the police that he killed Reynolds. While serving a twenty-year sentence, Ralph reforms his tough cellmate "Tug" Riley. Meanwhile Hall blackmails Rita, and when her money runs out, Hall plans a reception to rob her wealthy friends. After Ralph and Riley escape, Riley accepts Hall's offer to help with the robbery. While Riley arranges for the police to catch Hall with a diamond pendant, Rita sees Ralph masquerading as Reynolds' dead body, and she confesses. Ralph is exonerated and returns to his faithful mother and ... +


Ralph Brooks meets Rita Reynolds, the designing wife of a wealthy broker, at a fashionable reception. Attracted to Ralph, Rita exaggerates her husband's brutalities to win his sympathy. After Rita opens her husband's safe and plans to elope with Ralph, Reynolds returns and, surmising his wife's adulterous intentions, attempts to shoot her. In their struggle, Reynolds dies. Rita then phones the police to pin the murder on "Red" Hall, a burglar who witnessed the killing. When Ralph arrives and repulses Rita, she tells the police that he killed Reynolds. While serving a twenty-year sentence, Ralph reforms his tough cellmate "Tug" Riley. Meanwhile Hall blackmails Rita, and when her money runs out, Hall plans a reception to rob her wealthy friends. After Ralph and Riley escape, Riley accepts Hall's offer to help with the robbery. While Riley arranges for the police to catch Hall with a diamond pendant, Rita sees Ralph masquerading as Reynolds' dead body, and she confesses. Ralph is exonerated and returns to his faithful mother and sweetheart. +

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

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