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The working title of this film was By Fate's Degree ... More Less

The working title of this film was By Fate's Degree . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
10 Jun 16
p. 3563.
MPN
12 Aug 16
p. 942.
MPW
12 Aug 16
p. 1147.
Wid's
26 Feb 16
p. 27.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
By Fate's Degree
Release Date:
7 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8198
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To preserve his parents' marriage, Dick Temple goes to jail for the crimes committed by his father. Then, after his release, he can locate neither his family nor a job, and so decides to kill himself. He soon meets Doris, however, who has also decided on suicide, and the two of them begin a romance, after which Doris finds work as a nursemaid for the Wilsons, and Dick gets a job with John Graham, a broker with a shady past. John then coerces Dick to help him rob the Wilson home, while Doris' Uncle Jake forces her to let him break in. When the crooks arrive at the same time, Dick starts a fight between John and Jake, who eventually kill each other. Then, after Dick discovers that his long-absent mother also works in the Wilson home, he and Doris are ... +


To preserve his parents' marriage, Dick Temple goes to jail for the crimes committed by his father. Then, after his release, he can locate neither his family nor a job, and so decides to kill himself. He soon meets Doris, however, who has also decided on suicide, and the two of them begin a romance, after which Doris finds work as a nursemaid for the Wilsons, and Dick gets a job with John Graham, a broker with a shady past. John then coerces Dick to help him rob the Wilson home, while Doris' Uncle Jake forces her to let him break in. When the crooks arrive at the same time, Dick starts a fight between John and Jake, who eventually kill each other. Then, after Dick discovers that his long-absent mother also works in the Wilson home, he and Doris are married. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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