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George Cameron was a pseudonym for Gladys S. Rankin Drew, the director's mother, who died on 9 Jan 1914 shortly after writing the script. The film opened at the Vitagaraph Theatre in New York on 12 Dec ... More Less

George Cameron was a pseudonym for Gladys S. Rankin Drew, the director's mother, who died on 9 Jan 1914 shortly after writing the script. The film opened at the Vitagaraph Theatre in New York on 12 Dec 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jan 16
p. 137.
MPN
17 Apr 15
pp. 92-93.
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 50.
MPN
25 Nov 16
p. 1230.
MPW
1 Jan 16
p. 144.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 257.
New York Times
13 Dec 15
p. 13.
NYDM
8 Jan 16
p. 28.
Variety
7 Jan 16
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
20 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7300
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gilbert Raynor, a clerk in the British Civil Service stationed in India, sends for his wife Emily after a long period of diligent saving. Shortly after her arrival, Emily becomes ill, and Raynor requests a transfer to a gentler climate. Marner, Raynor's superior, refuses the request until he meets Emily and falls in love with her, after which he moves Raynor to a high-paying but dangerous post. Inevitably, Raynor contracts the fever which is endemic to the district where he is stationed. Marner, who follows Emily to the mountain area where she goes to recover, learns of Raynor's illness but does not transfer him. Finally, after Emily, who has repelled Marner's advances, learns of her husband's plight, Marner has an attack of conscience and journeys with Emily to rescue Raynor in the nick of time. Remaining in the fever zone, Marner reads the story of David and Uriah in Raynor's Bible, recognizes the parallel to his own wrongdoing, and succumbs to fever, while husband and wife are restored to ... +


Gilbert Raynor, a clerk in the British Civil Service stationed in India, sends for his wife Emily after a long period of diligent saving. Shortly after her arrival, Emily becomes ill, and Raynor requests a transfer to a gentler climate. Marner, Raynor's superior, refuses the request until he meets Emily and falls in love with her, after which he moves Raynor to a high-paying but dangerous post. Inevitably, Raynor contracts the fever which is endemic to the district where he is stationed. Marner, who follows Emily to the mountain area where she goes to recover, learns of Raynor's illness but does not transfer him. Finally, after Emily, who has repelled Marner's advances, learns of her husband's plight, Marner has an attack of conscience and journeys with Emily to rescue Raynor in the nick of time. Remaining in the fever zone, Marner reads the story of David and Uriah in Raynor's Bible, recognizes the parallel to his own wrongdoing, and succumbs to fever, while husband and wife are restored to happiness. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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