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The film was also called The Sins of Men ... More Less

The film was also called The Sins of Men . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
27 May 16
p. 1227.
MPN
27 May 16
p. 3263.
MPW
3 Jun 16
p. 1705, 1712
New York Times
18 Nov 16
p. 1067.
Variety
19 May 16
p. 20.
Wid's
18 May 16
p. 588.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
14 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8286
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Preaching a doctrine of selfishness and hedonism, Wilhelm Schumann's tome Myself becomes a best seller and makes a fortune for the obscure philosopher. Then, his children, Elsa and Bertie, read the book and turn into such devout followers that the former becomes George Marvin's kept woman, while the latter rapes Hope, a family servant. Incensed, Hope's father murders all of the Schumanns, after which Wilhelm wakes up and realizes that he had dreamed about the publication of the book, as well as the events which it triggered. Actually, Myself is still only in the planning stages, but taking the dream as an omen, Wilhelm burns his ... +


Preaching a doctrine of selfishness and hedonism, Wilhelm Schumann's tome Myself becomes a best seller and makes a fortune for the obscure philosopher. Then, his children, Elsa and Bertie, read the book and turn into such devout followers that the former becomes George Marvin's kept woman, while the latter rapes Hope, a family servant. Incensed, Hope's father murders all of the Schumanns, after which Wilhelm wakes up and realizes that he had dreamed about the publication of the book, as well as the events which it triggered. Actually, Myself is still only in the planning stages, but taking the dream as an omen, Wilhelm burns his manuscript. +

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