The Reward of Patience (1916)

Drama | 10 September 1916

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
23 Sep 16
p. 737.
MPN
30 Sep 16
p. 2055.
MPW
23 Sep 16
p. 1962.
MPW
2 Sep 16
p. 1532.
New York Times
11 Sep 16
p. 11.
NYDM
23 Sep 16
p. 24.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 37.
Wid's
21 Sep 16
p. 976.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 September 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Robert Penfield, a wealthy civil engineer, goes to a small Quaker town in Pennsylvania to supervise a job, and while there he meets Patience, who soon falls in love with him. Robert, however, is engaged to Edith, who plans to marry him solely for his money. In order to remain close to Robert, Patience returns with him to the city to take a job as his mother's secretary. After Robert and Edith's wedding, and following the birth of their child, Patience takes care of the baby much more enthusiastically than does the real mother. Edith, in fact, is preoccupied with Paul Dunstan, a former suitor who was not rich enough to marry her, but who has since inherited a fortune. Finally, the couple elope, but they both die when Paul's yacht sinks. Then, after the accident, Robert realizes that he loves Patience, and marries ... +


Robert Penfield, a wealthy civil engineer, goes to a small Quaker town in Pennsylvania to supervise a job, and while there he meets Patience, who soon falls in love with him. Robert, however, is engaged to Edith, who plans to marry him solely for his money. In order to remain close to Robert, Patience returns with him to the city to take a job as his mother's secretary. After Robert and Edith's wedding, and following the birth of their child, Patience takes care of the baby much more enthusiastically than does the real mother. Edith, in fact, is preoccupied with Paul Dunstan, a former suitor who was not rich enough to marry her, but who has since inherited a fortune. Finally, the couple elope, but they both die when Paul's yacht sinks. Then, after the accident, Robert realizes that he loves Patience, and marries her. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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