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Many of the film's exteriors were shot in Washington, D.C. The original title of the film was Mary, M.C. According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director of this ... More Less

Many of the film's exteriors were shot in Washington, D.C. The original title of the film was Mary, M.C. According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director of this film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
16 Sep 16
p. 674.
MPN
9 Sep 16
p. 1531.
MPN
16 Sep 16
p. 1721.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 664.
Variety
1 Sep 16
p. 24.
Wid's
31 Aug 16
p. 831.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Mary, M. C.
Release Date:
11 September 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9087
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As a lobbyist for the unscrupulous Senator Barring, Mary Dexter perfects a method of promising romance in return for votes. Her first victim is Congressman Drake, who ruins his career when he votes solely to please her. Then she goes after Robert Moorehead, convincing him to be absent during the vote on a child labor bill which he supports and Barring opposes. When Mary realizes, however, that she has fallen in love with Robert, she implores him to come to Congress to speak in favor of the bill just before the vote. Robert agrees and the bill is passed, after which Drake, looking for revenge, shoots Mary, and then dies from a fall off a balcony in the House of Representatives. Her wound is not serious, though, and Mary is able to celebrate, with Robert, the passage of the ... +


As a lobbyist for the unscrupulous Senator Barring, Mary Dexter perfects a method of promising romance in return for votes. Her first victim is Congressman Drake, who ruins his career when he votes solely to please her. Then she goes after Robert Moorehead, convincing him to be absent during the vote on a child labor bill which he supports and Barring opposes. When Mary realizes, however, that she has fallen in love with Robert, she implores him to come to Congress to speak in favor of the bill just before the vote. Robert agrees and the bill is passed, after which Drake, looking for revenge, shoots Mary, and then dies from a fall off a balcony in the House of Representatives. Her wound is not serious, though, and Mary is able to celebrate, with Robert, the passage of the bill. +

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

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