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Sources conflict concerning the cameraman of this film. A review credits Jules Cronjager, while the 1918 MPSD credits Henry Cronjager. This film was re-released by the Vitagraph Co. of America in Nov 1919 and copyrighted again on 30 Oct 1919, ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the cameraman of this film. A review credits Jules Cronjager, while the 1918 MPSD credits Henry Cronjager. This film was re-released by the Vitagraph Co. of America in Nov 1919 and copyrighted again on 30 Oct 1919, LP14364. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
7 Oct 16
p. 49.
MPN
30 Sep 16
p. 2053.
MPW
30 Sep 16
p. 2096, 2167
NYDM
15 Apr 16
p. 31.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 49.
Wid's
21 Sep 16
p. 981.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Vitagraph Blue Ribbon Feature
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 September 1916
Copyright Claimants:
Vitagraph Co. of America Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Dates:
12 September 1916 30 October 1919
Copyright Numbers:
LP9094 LP14364
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Muriel Fleming's mother wants her to marry a wealthy man, but instead she secretly marries Graydon Burton, who soon leaves to try to make his fortune out West. Some time later, word comes that Graydon has died, so Muriel lets her mother push her into a marriage with wealthy lawyer Philip Lewis. After the wedding, Graydon turns up explaining that he had been wrongfully accused of murder, had escaped from authorities and then had been believed killed. The real murderer was Graydon's partner Herman Slade, and when he too shows up, Muriel kills him. Jealous of Graydon, Philip, now the district attorney, sentences him to death for Slade's murder. After Philip is elected governor, however, Muriel prevails upon him to pardon Graydon and give her a divorce so that she can return to the man she ... +


Muriel Fleming's mother wants her to marry a wealthy man, but instead she secretly marries Graydon Burton, who soon leaves to try to make his fortune out West. Some time later, word comes that Graydon has died, so Muriel lets her mother push her into a marriage with wealthy lawyer Philip Lewis. After the wedding, Graydon turns up explaining that he had been wrongfully accused of murder, had escaped from authorities and then had been believed killed. The real murderer was Graydon's partner Herman Slade, and when he too shows up, Muriel kills him. Jealous of Graydon, Philip, now the district attorney, sentences him to death for Slade's murder. After Philip is elected governor, however, Muriel prevails upon him to pardon Graydon and give her a divorce so that she can return to the man she loves. +

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

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