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Wid's reviewed this film as Sins of the Parents . The title of the original story was ... More Less

Wid's reviewed this film as Sins of the Parents . The title of the original story was "Pedigree." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Nov 16
p. 1197.
MPN
25 Nov 16
p. 3327.
MPN
17 Apr 20
p. 3532.
MPW
23 Dec 16
p. 1866.
MPW
25 Nov 16
p. 1180, 1188
NYDM
11 Nov 16
p. 27.
Variety
10 Nov 16
p. 24.
Wid's
14 Dec 16
p. 1168.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Sins of the Parents
Release Date:
6 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
5 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9443
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Disenchanted with her shotgun marriage to Southern aristocrat Arthur Heatherway, Valerie Marchmont leaves her new husband and, after giving her infant daughter to a Virginia family, goes to Alaska to work in a dance hall. Years later, the daughter, Adrian Gardiner, wants to marry Richard Carver. Richard's father Robert, however, refuses to consent because Adrian cannot provide any information about her parents. Following a hunch, Richard goes to Alaska to find the mother Adrian never knew, but just after locating Valerie, he is shot by saloon owner Jim McNeil. When Adrian and Robert go to Alaska to be with Richard during his convalescence, Robert recognizes Valerie as the wife of his old friend Arthur. As a result, he approves of the marriage, but the celebration accompanying the news is cut short when Valerie and Jim kill each other in a ... +


Disenchanted with her shotgun marriage to Southern aristocrat Arthur Heatherway, Valerie Marchmont leaves her new husband and, after giving her infant daughter to a Virginia family, goes to Alaska to work in a dance hall. Years later, the daughter, Adrian Gardiner, wants to marry Richard Carver. Richard's father Robert, however, refuses to consent because Adrian cannot provide any information about her parents. Following a hunch, Richard goes to Alaska to find the mother Adrian never knew, but just after locating Valerie, he is shot by saloon owner Jim McNeil. When Adrian and Robert go to Alaska to be with Richard during his convalescence, Robert recognizes Valerie as the wife of his old friend Arthur. As a result, he approves of the marriage, but the celebration accompanying the news is cut short when Valerie and Jim kill each other in a fight. +

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

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