The Human Orchid (1916)

Drama | September 1916

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HISTORY

Shortly after the production of the film, the Field Feature Films Co. became Florida Feature Films. The company was located in ... More Less

Shortly after the production of the film, the Field Feature Films Co. became Florida Feature Films. The company was located in Miami. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jul 16
p. 156.
MPN
8 Jul 16
p. 105.
MPW
8 Jul 16
p. 265.
MPW
22 Apr 16
p. 638, 694
Variety
23 Jun 16
p. 19.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ruth Brooks is devoted to Colonel Troutwood, the wealthy politician who adopted her, until she learns that he has been buying votes. Then, when he tries to seduce her, she leaves him. Eager now to expose Troutwood, she goes to his political rival, District Attorney Sulfin, but when she learns that he also is completely corrupt, she leaves him as well. Then, Dr. Hilton, one of her dead mother's old sweethearts, locates Ruth after years of searching. They soon fall in love, and Ruth, finally having found a man she can trust, agrees to marry ... +


Ruth Brooks is devoted to Colonel Troutwood, the wealthy politician who adopted her, until she learns that he has been buying votes. Then, when he tries to seduce her, she leaves him. Eager now to expose Troutwood, she goes to his political rival, District Attorney Sulfin, but when she learns that he also is completely corrupt, she leaves him as well. Then, Dr. Hilton, one of her dead mother's old sweethearts, locates Ruth after years of searching. They soon fall in love, and Ruth, finally having found a man she can trust, agrees to marry him. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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