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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Jun 16
p. 1340.
MPN
10 Jun 16
p. 3600.
NYDM
3 Jun 16
p. 29.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 41.
Wid's
1 Jun 16
p. 612.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
23 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8356
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After robbing a wealthy banker, who dies of shock during the holdup, Hawk Chovinski decides to desert his half sister, Poppy Brown, and become a gentleman. He learns deportment from a dancing teacher and then enters high society, where he meets Yolande Cowles, the banker's daughter. Immediately infatuated with Hawk, about whom she knows nothing, Yolande breaks off her relationship with Martin Drake, a settlement worker, and makes plans to marry her new suitor. Just before the wedding, however, Poppy locates Yolande, and tells her everything about Hawk's past. When she realizes that her fiancé is the man responsible for her father's death, Yolande has Hawk arrested by the authorities, and then returns to Martin, whom she soon ... +


After robbing a wealthy banker, who dies of shock during the holdup, Hawk Chovinski decides to desert his half sister, Poppy Brown, and become a gentleman. He learns deportment from a dancing teacher and then enters high society, where he meets Yolande Cowles, the banker's daughter. Immediately infatuated with Hawk, about whom she knows nothing, Yolande breaks off her relationship with Martin Drake, a settlement worker, and makes plans to marry her new suitor. Just before the wedding, however, Poppy locates Yolande, and tells her everything about Hawk's past. When she realizes that her fiancé is the man responsible for her father's death, Yolande has Hawk arrested by the authorities, and then returns to Martin, whom she soon marries. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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