The Green-Eyed Monster (1916)

Drama | 2 January 1916

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HISTORY

Motog says that the film is "by" Nixola Daniels, but no other source (including the copyright materials) lists ... More Less

Motog says that the film is "by" Nixola Daniels, but no other source (including the copyright materials) lists her. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jan 16
p. 138.
MPN
15 Jan 16
p. 256.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 310.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 29.
New York Times
3 Jan 16
p. 22.
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
2 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7343
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Raimond de Mornay loves his cousin Claire, but it is his brother Louis who finally marries her. Hoping that a change in locale will cheer him up, Raimond leaves for India. Then, after many years, he returns, believing that he no longer loves Claire. Soon, however, becoming uncontrollably jealous, he poisons Louis and hides his body in a large chest. Posing as a grieving brother, Raimond moves in with Claire, while the memory of the murder slowly drives him insane. Then, when she refuses to marry him, he opens the chest in front of Claire, and she dies of shock when she sees Louis' body. Years later, Raimond is living with Claire and Louis' son. Still brooding over the past, he tells his nephew the whole story, opens the chest to show him the body, and then ... +


Raimond de Mornay loves his cousin Claire, but it is his brother Louis who finally marries her. Hoping that a change in locale will cheer him up, Raimond leaves for India. Then, after many years, he returns, believing that he no longer loves Claire. Soon, however, becoming uncontrollably jealous, he poisons Louis and hides his body in a large chest. Posing as a grieving brother, Raimond moves in with Claire, while the memory of the murder slowly drives him insane. Then, when she refuses to marry him, he opens the chest in front of Claire, and she dies of shock when she sees Louis' body. Years later, Raimond is living with Claire and Louis' son. Still brooding over the past, he tells his nephew the whole story, opens the chest to show him the body, and then dies. +

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Legend
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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