The House with the Golden Windows (1916)

Drama | 3 August 1916

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HISTORY

The film was also called The House of the Golden Windows ... More Less

The film was also called The House of the Golden Windows . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Aug 16
p. 498.
MPN
19 Aug 16
p. 1092.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1237.
NYDM
23 Sep 16
pp. 24-25.
Variety
4 Aug 16
p. 30.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The House of the Golden Windows.
Release Date:
3 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
24 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8789
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sue Wells, whose husband Tom works as a shepherd, is fed up with being poor and living in the shadow of Mr. and Mrs. James Peabody's palatial estate. Then, when the Peabodys go away on vacation, Sue and Tom carry out a check fraud scheme and take advantage of a loophole in the Peabody's lease, with the result that they become the owners of the estate. Living in the mansion does little to make Sue happy, however, and then, when James returns and discovers what she and her husband have done, he kills Tom. He is about to murder Sue, too, when she wakes up, and realizes that her life as a wealthy landowner has been only a dream. James then enters, and announces that he has made Tom the estate overseer, which forever ends Sue's worries about ... +


Sue Wells, whose husband Tom works as a shepherd, is fed up with being poor and living in the shadow of Mr. and Mrs. James Peabody's palatial estate. Then, when the Peabodys go away on vacation, Sue and Tom carry out a check fraud scheme and take advantage of a loophole in the Peabody's lease, with the result that they become the owners of the estate. Living in the mansion does little to make Sue happy, however, and then, when James returns and discovers what she and her husband have done, he kills Tom. He is about to murder Sue, too, when she wakes up, and realizes that her life as a wealthy landowner has been only a dream. James then enters, and announces that he has made Tom the estate overseer, which forever ends Sue's worries about money. +

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