Saint, Devil and Woman (1916)

Drama | 25 September 1916

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HISTORY

Sources conflict concerning the name of the character played by Hector Dion, listing him as "Alvarez" and as "Miguel ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the name of the character played by Hector Dion, listing him as "Alvarez" and as "Miguel Cordova." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Sep 16
p. 784.
MPN
23 Sep 16
p. 1893.
MPW
23 Sep 16
p. 1960.
NYDM
16 Sep 16
p. 25.
Variety
20 Oct 16
p. 27.
Wid's
19 Oct 16
p. 1044.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Gold Rooster Plays
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 September 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

With seeming altruism, Alvarez, the executor of Florence Stanton's late uncle's estate, assigns himself the task of taking care of Florence, who has spent most of her life in a convent. Really, however, he plans to hypnotize her in order to get her fortune all for himself. He begins by compelling Florence to make drastic cuts in the wages of workers in the factory she inherited, and then wills her to institute various inhumane conditions in the factory. Hearing about Florence's sudden shift in temperament, a young psychologist becomes interested in the case and determines that it is Alvarez who has brought on Florence's metamorphosis from "saint" to "devil." To treat Florence, the psychologist pits his own brand of mind control against that of Alvarez and finally breaks his spell, after which Alvarez commits suicide. Then, having fallen in love with his patient, the psychologist marries ... +


With seeming altruism, Alvarez, the executor of Florence Stanton's late uncle's estate, assigns himself the task of taking care of Florence, who has spent most of her life in a convent. Really, however, he plans to hypnotize her in order to get her fortune all for himself. He begins by compelling Florence to make drastic cuts in the wages of workers in the factory she inherited, and then wills her to institute various inhumane conditions in the factory. Hearing about Florence's sudden shift in temperament, a young psychologist becomes interested in the case and determines that it is Alvarez who has brought on Florence's metamorphosis from "saint" to "devil." To treat Florence, the psychologist pits his own brand of mind control against that of Alvarez and finally breaks his spell, after which Alvarez commits suicide. Then, having fallen in love with his patient, the psychologist marries her. +

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