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The original title of the film was The Grubstaker . Alice Brady was the daughter of the film's supervisor William A. ... More Less

The original title of the film was The Grubstaker . Alice Brady was the daughter of the film's supervisor William A. Brady. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
27 May 16
p. 1226.
MPN
3 Jun 16
p. 3426.
MPW
3 Jun 16
p. 1706.
Variety
14 Aug 16
p. 7.
Wid's
18 May 16
p. 586.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Grubstaker
Release Date:
22 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8399
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Jane Lawson takes the blame for her younger sister Ruth's minor romantic indiscretion, her straight-laced parents throw her out of the house. She finds work as a department store model, and then marries Will Rogers, her boss's dissolute son, even though George Blake, another store employee, is a far more wealthy and sensible suitor. Will starts embezzling store funds, and when George finds out, to protect Jane, he gives Will some money and sends him to Alaska to make good. His habits fail to improve, however, and when Jane goes to Alaska to meet him she arrives just in time to watch him hang for murder. Suddenly, Jane realizes George's true worth, and so marries him as soon as she ... +


When Jane Lawson takes the blame for her younger sister Ruth's minor romantic indiscretion, her straight-laced parents throw her out of the house. She finds work as a department store model, and then marries Will Rogers, her boss's dissolute son, even though George Blake, another store employee, is a far more wealthy and sensible suitor. Will starts embezzling store funds, and when George finds out, to protect Jane, he gives Will some money and sends him to Alaska to make good. His habits fail to improve, however, and when Jane goes to Alaska to meet him she arrives just in time to watch him hang for murder. Suddenly, Jane realizes George's true worth, and so marries him as soon as she returns. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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