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Motog printed one summary of the film under the title The Suppressed Temptation ... More Less

Motog printed one summary of the film under the title The Suppressed Temptation . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Mar 16
p. 686, 726
Motog
1 Apr 16
p. 24.
MPN
1 Apr 16
p. 1920.
MPW
20 May 16
p. 25.
MPW
1 Apr 16
p. 101.
NYDM
25 Mar 16
p. 28.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Suppressed Temptation
Release Date:
20 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
6 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7819
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Herbert Dubois, a young medical student studying in Paris, goes on a debauch and wakes up to discover he has married a grisette, Annette. He leaves her in Paris and returns to America when he receives word that his father has committed suicide because of financial difficulties, and that he must care for his widowed mother. Later, he receives word that Annette has died. Herbert begins practicing forensic medicine, and soon falls in love with Florence Lockwood, whom he marries. Meanwhile, Annette is still alive but is suffering from a cataleptic episode. She comes to America looking for Herbert but suffers another seizure and is brought to the hospital where Herbert is the physician on duty. In preparation for the autopsy, he discovers his wife is alive, and goes through the moral dilemma of whether or not he should proceed with the autopsy. He and his wife are expecting a baby and with Annette out of the way, his problems would be solved. Annette revives temporarily but then expires just before Herbert receives word that he has a newly born ... +


Herbert Dubois, a young medical student studying in Paris, goes on a debauch and wakes up to discover he has married a grisette, Annette. He leaves her in Paris and returns to America when he receives word that his father has committed suicide because of financial difficulties, and that he must care for his widowed mother. Later, he receives word that Annette has died. Herbert begins practicing forensic medicine, and soon falls in love with Florence Lockwood, whom he marries. Meanwhile, Annette is still alive but is suffering from a cataleptic episode. She comes to America looking for Herbert but suffers another seizure and is brought to the hospital where Herbert is the physician on duty. In preparation for the autopsy, he discovers his wife is alive, and goes through the moral dilemma of whether or not he should proceed with the autopsy. He and his wife are expecting a baby and with Annette out of the way, his problems would be solved. Annette revives temporarily but then expires just before Herbert receives word that he has a newly born son. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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