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The original title of the film was Beyond the Wall ... More Less

The original title of the film was Beyond the Wall . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Dec 16
p. 1250.
MPN
25 Nov 16
p. 3328.
MPW
25 Nov 16
p. 1179.
Variety
10 Nov 16
p. 25.
Wid's
9 Nov 16
pp. 1092-93.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Beyond the Wall
Release Date:
20 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9525
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Helen Carlton elopes with navy surgeon Robert Haskell, her father dies of the shock. Robert is recalled to his ship, and Helen, fracturing her skull in a car accident, goes to a village to recuperate. Two years later, Dane Ashley comes to the village, meets Helen, and falls in love with her, ignoring the rumors of her insanity, and despite her telling him, mysteriously, that she is not free. The intolerant townspeople, punishing Helen for her madness, stone her, and Dane has his friend, Dr. Haskell, help her. Unwittingly, Dane has brought a husband back to the wife for whom he has searched for two years. Then, another woman, the one Ashley had met and loved, reveals to him that she is not Helen, but rather her twin sister, Virginia, and that she has secretly tended to Helen since her accident and subsequent madness. In the end, Virginia and Dane are married, and Helen regains her ... +


When Helen Carlton elopes with navy surgeon Robert Haskell, her father dies of the shock. Robert is recalled to his ship, and Helen, fracturing her skull in a car accident, goes to a village to recuperate. Two years later, Dane Ashley comes to the village, meets Helen, and falls in love with her, ignoring the rumors of her insanity, and despite her telling him, mysteriously, that she is not free. The intolerant townspeople, punishing Helen for her madness, stone her, and Dane has his friend, Dr. Haskell, help her. Unwittingly, Dane has brought a husband back to the wife for whom he has searched for two years. Then, another woman, the one Ashley had met and loved, reveals to him that she is not Helen, but rather her twin sister, Virginia, and that she has secretly tended to Helen since her accident and subsequent madness. In the end, Virginia and Dane are married, and Helen regains her sanity. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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