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DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Aug 16
p. 450.
MPN
19 Aug 16
p. 1092.
MPW
29 Jul 16
p. 844.
Wid's
30 Sep 16
p. 2099.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8795
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob Stange and Judge Gates have vowed never to marry, but Bob finally proposes to Constance despite the judge's admonitory story of a messy divorce in which the real victim was a child neither parent wanted. The judge performs the marriage but recognizes Constance as the woman from the divorce story, and then Bob discovers that she has been unfaithful to him. The judge and Bob go camping and meet Alita, the judge's ward who has been raised in the woods. Bob and Alita fall in love, and so Bob begs an unsympathetic Constance for a divorce, but when Alita discovers that Bob is married she runs away from him. Finally, the judge tells Bob's wife that Alita is the daughter she abandoned, and a remorseful Constance commits suicide so her child and Bob can be ... +


Bob Stange and Judge Gates have vowed never to marry, but Bob finally proposes to Constance despite the judge's admonitory story of a messy divorce in which the real victim was a child neither parent wanted. The judge performs the marriage but recognizes Constance as the woman from the divorce story, and then Bob discovers that she has been unfaithful to him. The judge and Bob go camping and meet Alita, the judge's ward who has been raised in the woods. Bob and Alita fall in love, and so Bob begs an unsympathetic Constance for a divorce, but when Alita discovers that Bob is married she runs away from him. Finally, the judge tells Bob's wife that Alita is the daughter she abandoned, and a remorseful Constance commits suicide so her child and Bob can be together. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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