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An early ad for the film stated that it featured Margaret Gibson. A later ad, however, did not mention her. As the female lead for the film was Betty Hart, and as this film is not listed in Gibson's MPSD filmographies, it is possible that the first ad was ... More Less

An early ad for the film stated that it featured Margaret Gibson. A later ad, however, did not mention her. As the female lead for the film was Betty Hart, and as this film is not listed in Gibson's MPSD filmographies, it is possible that the first ad was erroneous. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
29 Jan 16
p. 562.
MPW
8 Jan 16
ads following p. 214.
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 368, 490
MPW
20 May 16
p. 1400.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 January 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Sloan makes his wife Margot work as "bait" in a saloon, convincing men to enter and then taking their money. One man suspects the trap, wounds Margot's father and apparently kills Tom. Margot and her father leave town and, just before dying, the father confesses that Margot and Tom were not legally married. Margot then marries Bruce Powell, a trapper, and lives happily with him. Tom, having managed to survive, arrives, however, and finds Margot, forcing her to give him the money with which Powell planned to pay other trappers. Finally, again the "bait," Margot lures Tom to a large animal trap. He falls in and dies, and Powell, who had been accused of taking the money, is ... +


Tom Sloan makes his wife Margot work as "bait" in a saloon, convincing men to enter and then taking their money. One man suspects the trap, wounds Margot's father and apparently kills Tom. Margot and her father leave town and, just before dying, the father confesses that Margot and Tom were not legally married. Margot then marries Bruce Powell, a trapper, and lives happily with him. Tom, having managed to survive, arrives, however, and finds Margot, forcing her to give him the money with which Powell planned to pay other trappers. Finally, again the "bait," Margot lures Tom to a large animal trap. He falls in and dies, and Powell, who had been accused of taking the money, is exonerated. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

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

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