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The film originally was scheduled for release on 17 Jan 1916, but was delayed until 6 Mar ... More Less

The film originally was scheduled for release on 17 Jan 1916, but was delayed until 6 Mar 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
15 Jan 16
p. 254.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 258, 288
MPW
11 Mar 16
p. 1699.
NYDM
17 Jun 16
p. 2110.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Personally Picked Program
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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WRITER
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
1 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7553
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy businessman David Dane pays more attention to making money than to his wife Alice, and so she decides to begin a flirtation with Rex Gordon. Rex, however, is hardly different from David, as he is more interested in Alice's jewelry than in Alice herself. Then, one evening, while David is out and Alice is sleeping, Rex decides to rob her. As Rex sneaks into Alice's bedroom, Jasper Dicey, a down-and-out broker intent on stealing the jewels, does the same, but each man, because of the dark, remains unaware of the other's presence. Then, David returns home unexpectedly, and after getting rid of the two thieves, promises Alice to end his indifference and vows never to leave her by herself ... +


Wealthy businessman David Dane pays more attention to making money than to his wife Alice, and so she decides to begin a flirtation with Rex Gordon. Rex, however, is hardly different from David, as he is more interested in Alice's jewelry than in Alice herself. Then, one evening, while David is out and Alice is sleeping, Rex decides to rob her. As Rex sneaks into Alice's bedroom, Jasper Dicey, a down-and-out broker intent on stealing the jewels, does the same, but each man, because of the dark, remains unaware of the other's presence. Then, David returns home unexpectedly, and after getting rid of the two thieves, promises Alice to end his indifference and vows never to leave her by herself again. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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