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Each of the principal cast members appeared in all of the vignettes. Although the Lubin Mfg. Co. is not mentioned in ads, reviews or news items, as having produced this film, evidence in the MPSD 29 Jan 1916 listing for actress Ormi Howley suggests this. In addition, most of the people connected with this film were employed by Lubin at the time, including Joseph W. Farnham, the distributor, and Ira M. Lowry, the copyright claimant, who was Lubin's general manager. The film had a trade showing in New York on 21 Jan ... More Less

Each of the principal cast members appeared in all of the vignettes. Although the Lubin Mfg. Co. is not mentioned in ads, reviews or news items, as having produced this film, evidence in the MPSD 29 Jan 1916 listing for actress Ormi Howley suggests this. In addition, most of the people connected with this film were employed by Lubin at the time, including Joseph W. Farnham, the distributor, and Ira M. Lowry, the copyright claimant, who was Lubin's general manager. The film had a trade showing in New York on 21 Jan 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
5 Feb 16
p. 321.
MPN
1 Jan 16
p. 105.
MPN
29 Jan 16
p. 584.
MPN
11 Nov 16
p. 28.
MPN
16 Dec 16
p. 3822.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4217.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 793.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Prol dir
WRITER
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Ira M. Lowry
Copyright Date:
26 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7516
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following a prologue which shows that animals frequently desert their young, a jilted prehistoric suitor murders the child of the woman he loves. During the age of the Roman Empire, a soldier has a brief affair with a shepherdess, and long after he has left, she has their child. The shepherdess looks for the father, but returns brokenhearted after finding him with another woman, and then dies while saving her child from a poisonous snake. During the Elizabethan era, a wayward son seeks spiritual redemption through war, and is killed in battle. In modern times, a young, impoverished husband refuses to start a family, despite the pleadings of his wife. Then, when he finally starts earning enough money to consider children, his wife has an accident that makes it impossible for her to become ... +


Following a prologue which shows that animals frequently desert their young, a jilted prehistoric suitor murders the child of the woman he loves. During the age of the Roman Empire, a soldier has a brief affair with a shepherdess, and long after he has left, she has their child. The shepherdess looks for the father, but returns brokenhearted after finding him with another woman, and then dies while saving her child from a poisonous snake. During the Elizabethan era, a wayward son seeks spiritual redemption through war, and is killed in battle. In modern times, a young, impoverished husband refuses to start a family, despite the pleadings of his wife. Then, when he finally starts earning enough money to consider children, his wife has an accident that makes it impossible for her to become pregnant. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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