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The original title of this film was The Scorching Way ... More Less

The original title of this film was The Scorching Way . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Nov 16
p. 1092.
MPN
21 Oct 16
p. 2557.
MPW
21 Oct 16
p. 378.
NYDM
14 Oct 16
p. 27.
Variety
6 Oct 16
p. 26.
Wid's
5 Oct 16
p. 1012.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Scorching Way
Release Date:
16 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9227
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the death of Henry Dalton, with whom she had an illegitimate child, Janet Hall begins a romance with Dale Overton, a small town minister. At first, because of her past, she refuses to marry him, but then, after listening to his sermons about forgiveness, she consents, although she makes sure that he knows nothing of her history. Finally, however, he does find out about her relationship with Henry, and just as Janet feared he might, he renounces his wife. Defending Janet, Dale's friend, Stuart Doane, accuses the minister of spreading the word about tolerance without actually believing it himself. Dale realizes his hypocrisy, and then, after forgiving Janet, sees through her recovery from a breakdown brought on by the sudden disclosure of her past and by the subsequent strain on her ... +


After the death of Henry Dalton, with whom she had an illegitimate child, Janet Hall begins a romance with Dale Overton, a small town minister. At first, because of her past, she refuses to marry him, but then, after listening to his sermons about forgiveness, she consents, although she makes sure that he knows nothing of her history. Finally, however, he does find out about her relationship with Henry, and just as Janet feared he might, he renounces his wife. Defending Janet, Dale's friend, Stuart Doane, accuses the minister of spreading the word about tolerance without actually believing it himself. Dale realizes his hypocrisy, and then, after forgiving Janet, sees through her recovery from a breakdown brought on by the sudden disclosure of her past and by the subsequent strain on her marriage. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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