The Fires of Conscience (1916)

Drama | 25 September 1916

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DATE
PAGE
12 Feb 16
p. 981.
Motog
7 Oct 16
p. 841.
MPW
7 Oct 16
p. 62.
Variety
29 Sep 16
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 September 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
24 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9165
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When George Baxter finds his wife with Paul Sneed, he kills Paul, then escapes to a small Western town. After George gets word that his wife has died, he falls in love with a woman who persuades him to give himself up and go on trial for the murder. The situation seems desperate for George because Paul's father, Judge Sneed, presides at the trial. Sneed serves not only as judge, however, but as the star witness as well. He claims that he saw the murder and then declares George innocent because he simply followed the "unwritten law." After his acquittal, George goes back to the small town, marries his sweetheart and becomes ... +


When George Baxter finds his wife with Paul Sneed, he kills Paul, then escapes to a small Western town. After George gets word that his wife has died, he falls in love with a woman who persuades him to give himself up and go on trial for the murder. The situation seems desperate for George because Paul's father, Judge Sneed, presides at the trial. Sneed serves not only as judge, however, but as the star witness as well. He claims that he saw the murder and then declares George innocent because he simply followed the "unwritten law." After his acquittal, George goes back to the small town, marries his sweetheart and becomes sheriff. +

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