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The working title of this film was The Big Boss ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Big Boss . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Jul 16
p. 472.
MPN
8 Jul 16
p. 111.
MPW
15 Jul 16
p. 472.
New York Times
28 Jul 16
p. 24.
Variety
30 Jun 16
p. 19.
Wid's
6 Jul 16
p. 697.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Big Boss
Release Date:
3 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
25 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8583
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When assistant district attorney Robert Powers learns that political boss John Moore has chosen another candidate for promotion over himself, Powers invites Moore to his Long Island estate for the weekend and urges his lovely wife Marian to entertain Moore to win his favor. After Powers arranges for Moore to be injured while trap shooting so that he has to spend weeks at their home, Marian nurses Moore and they fall in love with each other. When Marian realizes that her husband cares more about his career than their marriage, she plans to leave with Moore, but her daughter Betty intervenes and pleads with Moore not to take her mother. Realizing that Marian would have to sacrifice Betty if they went off together, Moore leaves alone. At the end, Marian orders her husband out of their house and lives independently with ... +


When assistant district attorney Robert Powers learns that political boss John Moore has chosen another candidate for promotion over himself, Powers invites Moore to his Long Island estate for the weekend and urges his lovely wife Marian to entertain Moore to win his favor. After Powers arranges for Moore to be injured while trap shooting so that he has to spend weeks at their home, Marian nurses Moore and they fall in love with each other. When Marian realizes that her husband cares more about his career than their marriage, she plans to leave with Moore, but her daughter Betty intervenes and pleads with Moore not to take her mother. Realizing that Marian would have to sacrifice Betty if they went off together, Moore leaves alone. At the end, Marian orders her husband out of their house and lives independently with Betty. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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