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HISTORY

According to a typed document in the Selig Collection, the film was by James Oliver Curwood and was "re-written" by C. B. ... More Less

According to a typed document in the Selig Collection, the film was by James Oliver Curwood and was "re-written" by C. B. Hoadley. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Mar 16
pp. 591-92.
MPN
11 Mar 16
p. 1472.
MPW
18 Mar 16
pp. 1897-98.
MPW
23 Dec 16
p. 3990, 4021
NYDM
26 Feb 16
p. 26.
NYDM
11 Mar 16
p. 29.
Variety
10 Mar 16
p. 25.
Wid's
8 Mar 16
p. 425.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
23 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7705
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nadia, a stenographer, must give her meager earnings to her drunken father. When he shoots his wife's lover, Nadia decides to move in with her flashy girl friend Mabel, who soon introduces her to the fast life. Eventually, Nadia marries a millionaire from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who dies of a heart attack, leaving her a wealthy, eligible widow. She then plays three ardent suitors against one another, loses the man who sincerely loves her, and again marries a millionaire who is more than twice her age. After she realizes her grave mistake in not marrying for love, and wanting her true love back, Nadia first tries to poison her husband and then pushes him off a cliff near their mansion. With his last ounce of strength, Nadia's husband claws his way back up the cliff, grabs her, and pulls her down with him to her ... +


Nadia, a stenographer, must give her meager earnings to her drunken father. When he shoots his wife's lover, Nadia decides to move in with her flashy girl friend Mabel, who soon introduces her to the fast life. Eventually, Nadia marries a millionaire from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who dies of a heart attack, leaving her a wealthy, eligible widow. She then plays three ardent suitors against one another, loses the man who sincerely loves her, and again marries a millionaire who is more than twice her age. After she realizes her grave mistake in not marrying for love, and wanting her true love back, Nadia first tries to poison her husband and then pushes him off a cliff near their mansion. With his last ounce of strength, Nadia's husband claws his way back up the cliff, grabs her, and pulls her down with him to her death. +

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

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