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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
23 Sep 16
p. 736.
MPN
23 Sep 16
p. 1890.
MPW
23 Sep 16
p. 1961, 2034
NYDM
13 May 16
p. 1221.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 41.
Wid's
14 Sep 16
p. 911.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 September 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
2 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9056
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Harry Weatherby's millionaire father discovers that his son secretly has married country girl Mary Ellen McKay, he decides to break them up. Feigning enthusiasm for the marriage, he throws a party for the newlyweds, but also hires some of his underworld cronies to get Mary Ellen drunk. Harry arrives at the party late, and, when he sees an inebriated Mary Ellen in another man's arms, he walks out on her. Despondent, Mary Ellen tries to commit suicide, but Doctor Cameron saves her. Then, Harry finds out about his father's trick and, returning to Mary Ellen, begs her for a reconciliation. At first Mary Ellen refuses him, but finally she agrees to take Harry ... +


When Harry Weatherby's millionaire father discovers that his son secretly has married country girl Mary Ellen McKay, he decides to break them up. Feigning enthusiasm for the marriage, he throws a party for the newlyweds, but also hires some of his underworld cronies to get Mary Ellen drunk. Harry arrives at the party late, and, when he sees an inebriated Mary Ellen in another man's arms, he walks out on her. Despondent, Mary Ellen tries to commit suicide, but Doctor Cameron saves her. Then, Harry finds out about his father's trick and, returning to Mary Ellen, begs her for a reconciliation. At first Mary Ellen refuses him, but finally she agrees to take Harry back. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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