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HISTORY

The original title of the film was Reparation . According to the publicity included in the copyright descriptions, Paying the Price was made in cooperation with the U.S. Government, who allowed William A. Brady to shoot scenes aboard the U.S. torpedo boat destroyer Wadsworth . Some scenes were shot at Newport, RI; in and around government buildings in Washington, D.C.; at City Island, NY; and off the New Jersey ... More Less

The original title of the film was Reparation . According to the publicity included in the copyright descriptions, Paying the Price was made in cooperation with the U.S. Government, who allowed William A. Brady to shoot scenes aboard the U.S. torpedo boat destroyer Wadsworth . Some scenes were shot at Newport, RI; in and around government buildings in Washington, D.C.; at City Island, NY; and off the New Jersey coast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Jul 16
p. 273.
MPW
29 Jul 16
p. 806, 852
New York Times
10 Jul 16
p. 9.
Variety
11 Mar 16
p. 1663, 1724
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Reparation
Release Date:
9 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8931
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While developing a powerful explosive, naval officer Paul Towne introduces his friend, Richard Tracy, to Judith Corbin, his friend since childhood. For years, Paul had assumed that he would marry Judith, but when Richard proposes, Judith, tired of waiting for Paul, accepts. Soon after the marriage, Richard becomes more interested in the new explosive than in his new wife, and to pay off gambling debts, he agrees to steal the formula and sell it to a foreign government. While spying at close range on a test of the explosive, however, Richard is killed, after which Judith, who has long since realized her mistake in becoming Richard's wife, accepts Paul's marriage ... +


While developing a powerful explosive, naval officer Paul Towne introduces his friend, Richard Tracy, to Judith Corbin, his friend since childhood. For years, Paul had assumed that he would marry Judith, but when Richard proposes, Judith, tired of waiting for Paul, accepts. Soon after the marriage, Richard becomes more interested in the new explosive than in his new wife, and to pay off gambling debts, he agrees to steal the formula and sell it to a foreign government. While spying at close range on a test of the explosive, however, Richard is killed, after which Judith, who has long since realized her mistake in becoming Richard's wife, accepts Paul's marriage proposal. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
War preparedness


Subject

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

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