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DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Dec 16
p. 206.
Motog
30 Dec 16
p. 1448.
MPN
16 Dec 16
p. 3848.
MPN
12 Aug 16
p. 1144.
MPW
16 Dec 16
p. 1696.
MPW
23 Dec 16
p. 1816.
NYDM
16 Dec 16
p. 28.
Wid's
28 Dec 16
p. 1204.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Rolfe Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9724
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Struggling dramatist Edwin Rowley, hoping that he finally will be able to support his wife and son, sends his new play to theatrical manager Stephen Hunt. Recognizing it as a masterpiece, Stephen puts his own name on the play and is soon hailed as a genius. Then, when Edwin tells his already weak wife that his play has been stolen, the shock kills her, after which Edwin goes insane. Stephen hears that Edwin has committed suicide, and, feeling responsible, decides to care for his orphaned son and to give the playwright the credit he deserves. Years later, Edwin, who did not kill himself but merely wandered aimlessly, sees a poster with his name on it advertising his play, and he quickly comes back to his senses, after which he is reconciled with Stephen and belatedly enjoys the public adulation that is afforded a great ... +


Struggling dramatist Edwin Rowley, hoping that he finally will be able to support his wife and son, sends his new play to theatrical manager Stephen Hunt. Recognizing it as a masterpiece, Stephen puts his own name on the play and is soon hailed as a genius. Then, when Edwin tells his already weak wife that his play has been stolen, the shock kills her, after which Edwin goes insane. Stephen hears that Edwin has committed suicide, and, feeling responsible, decides to care for his orphaned son and to give the playwright the credit he deserves. Years later, Edwin, who did not kill himself but merely wandered aimlessly, sees a poster with his name on it advertising his play, and he quickly comes back to his senses, after which he is reconciled with Stephen and belatedly enjoys the public adulation that is afforded a great author. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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