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One source lists Fred Held, the cameraman, as Maxwell ... More Less

One source lists Fred Held, the cameraman, as Maxwell Held. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Nov 16
p. 1096.
MPN
11 Nov 16
p. 3021.
MPW
11 Nov 16
p. 846, 913
NYDM
1 Jan 16
p. 94.
Variety
3 Nov 16
p. 29.
Wid's
2 Nov 16
p. 1068.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
23 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9385
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Status-conscious Arnold St. Clair marries wealthy Adeline Stratton even though Myra, his former lover, is pregnant. To hide the fact that Arnold is the child's father, Myra quickly marries Hugh Roland. Meanwhile, Adeline's uncle, Mark Stratton, finds out about Arnold's shady past. In order to keep Mark silent, Arnold murders him. Hugh nonetheless learns of Arnold's affair with Myra, and so decides to kill him but finds that Arnold died of fright after discovering that the police were after him. Still in a rage, Hugh returns home and starts choking the daughter he had believed to be his own. Finally he relents, though, and, realizing how much he loves them, apologizes to Myra and to the little ... +


Status-conscious Arnold St. Clair marries wealthy Adeline Stratton even though Myra, his former lover, is pregnant. To hide the fact that Arnold is the child's father, Myra quickly marries Hugh Roland. Meanwhile, Adeline's uncle, Mark Stratton, finds out about Arnold's shady past. In order to keep Mark silent, Arnold murders him. Hugh nonetheless learns of Arnold's affair with Myra, and so decides to kill him but finds that Arnold died of fright after discovering that the police were after him. Still in a rage, Hugh returns home and starts choking the daughter he had believed to be his own. Finally he relents, though, and, realizing how much he loves them, apologizes to Myra and to the little girl. +

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

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