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It is possible that Charles J. Brabin wrote the scenario and Franklin B. Coates wrote the story. Sources are unclear. The copyright catalog mistakenly lists The Price of Fame as a ... More Less

It is possible that Charles J. Brabin wrote the scenario and Franklin B. Coates wrote the story. Sources are unclear. The copyright catalog mistakenly lists The Price of Fame as a one-reeler. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Nov 16
p. 1197.
MPN
18 Nov 16
p. 3170.
MPW
18 Nov 16
p. 998, 1066
NYDM
13 Jan 17
p. 242, 279
Variety
3 Nov 16
p. 25.
Wid's
9 Nov 16
p. 1089.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
8 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9481
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The alcoholic yet charismatic John Thatcher has been estranged from his good-hearted, socially conscious, boring twin brother William for several years. Then, when William decides to run for the Senate, he hires John to write speeches for him. The rigors of the campaign begin to wear William down, and he soon becomes ill and dies. John decides to pursue his brother's policies and reform himself in the process, so he takes William's place in the Senate race while keeping the death a secret, even from William's sweetheart, Constance Preston. John wins the election and then marries Constance who tells him that she was aware of the switch almost as soon as it took place, because of her boyfriend's sudden increase in ... +


The alcoholic yet charismatic John Thatcher has been estranged from his good-hearted, socially conscious, boring twin brother William for several years. Then, when William decides to run for the Senate, he hires John to write speeches for him. The rigors of the campaign begin to wear William down, and he soon becomes ill and dies. John decides to pursue his brother's policies and reform himself in the process, so he takes William's place in the Senate race while keeping the death a secret, even from William's sweetheart, Constance Preston. John wins the election and then marries Constance who tells him that she was aware of the switch almost as soon as it took place, because of her boyfriend's sudden increase in ardor. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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