The Scarlet Road (1916)

Drama | 16 February 1916

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HISTORY

The title of the scenario for this film was "The End of the Road." The Scarlet Road was re-issued in 1920. The copyright catalog lists Clarkson Miller as the "author," along with Bruno Lessing. Bruno Lessing is a pseudonym for Rudolph Edgar ... More Less

The title of the scenario for this film was "The End of the Road." The Scarlet Road was re-issued in 1920. The copyright catalog lists Clarkson Miller as the "author," along with Bruno Lessing. Bruno Lessing is a pseudonym for Rudolph Edgar Block. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1174.
MPN
27 Nov 16
p. 4089.
MPW
19 Feb 16
p. 1202.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1233, 1302
NYDM
4 Mar 16
p. 28.
Variety
18 Feb 16
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 February 1916
Copyright Claimants:
George Kleine George Kleine
Copyright Dates:
2 February 1916 16 February 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LU7542 LP7859
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,994
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After inheriting $200,000, Harry Tremaine starts to ignore his sweetheart, Alice Holbrook, and forgets all about his plans to market his new airplane motor. With money to burn for the first time in his life, Harry begins an expensive affair with Betty Belgrave, a cabaret dancer, but she leaves him as soon as his fortune is used up. Now all alone, Harry vows to make good, and after he saves a woman from drowning, her millionaire father agrees to back his invention. As a result, Harry makes another fortune, after which Betty tries to get him back. Harry has learned his lesson, however, and returns instead to ... +


After inheriting $200,000, Harry Tremaine starts to ignore his sweetheart, Alice Holbrook, and forgets all about his plans to market his new airplane motor. With money to burn for the first time in his life, Harry begins an expensive affair with Betty Belgrave, a cabaret dancer, but she leaves him as soon as his fortune is used up. Now all alone, Harry vows to make good, and after he saves a woman from drowning, her millionaire father agrees to back his invention. As a result, Harry makes another fortune, after which Betty tries to get him back. Harry has learned his lesson, however, and returns instead to Alice. +

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

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