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DATE
PAGE
Motog
27 May 16
p. 1223.
MPN
27 May 16
p. 3266.
MPW
27 May 16
p. 1532, 1583
NYDM
9 Dec 16
p. 3681.
Wid's
18 May 16
p. 589.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
4 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8237
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Impulsively and in secret, Elizabeth Van Vorst marries musician Paul Hallock, who soon leaves for Europe to finish his studies. Elizabeth then begins a romance with the wealthy Julian Gerard, until a year later, when he returns, Paul demands money from his wife to keep their marriage a secret. Amanda, a new mistress, then murders Paul, but all of the evidence points to Elizabeth. Julian rushes back to the United States from abroad when he hears about the trial and tells the court that she was with him at the time of the murder. As a result, the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, after which Amanda confesses, and Elizabeth and Julian make plans for their ... +


Impulsively and in secret, Elizabeth Van Vorst marries musician Paul Hallock, who soon leaves for Europe to finish his studies. Elizabeth then begins a romance with the wealthy Julian Gerard, until a year later, when he returns, Paul demands money from his wife to keep their marriage a secret. Amanda, a new mistress, then murders Paul, but all of the evidence points to Elizabeth. Julian rushes back to the United States from abroad when he hears about the trial and tells the court that she was with him at the time of the murder. As a result, the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, after which Amanda confesses, and Elizabeth and Julian make plans for their marriage. +

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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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