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The Cycle of Fate was re-issued on a state rights basis in ... More Less

The Cycle of Fate was re-issued on a state rights basis in 1920. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Mar 16
p. 700.
Motog
8 Apr 16
p. 823.
MPN
8 Apr 16
p. 2071.
MPN
30 Jun 16
p. 20.
MPW
15 Apr 16
p. 456, 522
NYDM
8 Apr 16
p. 28.
Wid's
6 Apr 16
p. 487.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 April 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
18 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7906
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maybelle Strong and her twin brother Joe, separated as children, grow up to lead dramatically different lives, as the former works as a teacher in a small village, while the latter, now called "Red Hand," belongs to a gang of big city criminals. Sid Aldrich, a member of Joe's gang, goes to the village, and hoping to sell Maybelle as a white slave, he convinces her to return with him and then heavily drugs her. Joe, however, see the same red birthmark on Maybelle's hand that he has on his, and so realizes that Sid's victim is his own long-lost twin. As a result, he kills Sid, after which he takes Maybelle to Doctor Burton for treatment and then, vowing to go straight, moves out West with Mame, his tubercular sweetheart. Meanwhile, Maybelle and Doctor Burton fall in love and begin making plans for their ... +


Maybelle Strong and her twin brother Joe, separated as children, grow up to lead dramatically different lives, as the former works as a teacher in a small village, while the latter, now called "Red Hand," belongs to a gang of big city criminals. Sid Aldrich, a member of Joe's gang, goes to the village, and hoping to sell Maybelle as a white slave, he convinces her to return with him and then heavily drugs her. Joe, however, see the same red birthmark on Maybelle's hand that he has on his, and so realizes that Sid's victim is his own long-lost twin. As a result, he kills Sid, after which he takes Maybelle to Doctor Burton for treatment and then, vowing to go straight, moves out West with Mame, his tubercular sweetheart. Meanwhile, Maybelle and Doctor Burton fall in love and begin making plans for their wedding. +

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