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Scenes from the film were shot at the Elliot-Brandt ranch outside Los ... More Less

Scenes from the film were shot at the Elliot-Brandt ranch outside Los Angeles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
30 Sep 16
p. 2054.
MPW
30 Sep 16
p. 2062 (ad insert), 2102
MPW
22 Apr 16
p. 688.
MPWeek
30 Sep 16
pp. 16-17.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 49.
Wid's
21 Sep 16
p. 977.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9079
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mina Rogers, a homeless girl desperate for a job, is briefly employed as a housemaid for three nurses. When she loses the job, she decides to impersonate one of the nurses to take a job at the home of wealthy invalid Harvey Gorman. There, she comes under the control of Gorman's male nurse Roberts, who, discovering her deception, forces her to aid in his plan to acquire the money that Gorman plans to leave to his ranch foreman Cal Morgan. While Roberts begins poisoning Gorman with arsenic, Mina is instructed to seduce Cal into proposing to her, a plan that fails only because the jealous daughters of the ranch's housekeeper expose Mina's charade. When it is learned that Gorman is being poisoned, Mina is suspected, but a letter is eventually discovered that incriminates Roberts. Dr. Prine, Gorman's doctor, has fallen in love with Mina and, after hearing the story of her wretched childhood, forgives her ... +


Mina Rogers, a homeless girl desperate for a job, is briefly employed as a housemaid for three nurses. When she loses the job, she decides to impersonate one of the nurses to take a job at the home of wealthy invalid Harvey Gorman. There, she comes under the control of Gorman's male nurse Roberts, who, discovering her deception, forces her to aid in his plan to acquire the money that Gorman plans to leave to his ranch foreman Cal Morgan. While Roberts begins poisoning Gorman with arsenic, Mina is instructed to seduce Cal into proposing to her, a plan that fails only because the jealous daughters of the ranch's housekeeper expose Mina's charade. When it is learned that Gorman is being poisoned, Mina is suspected, but a letter is eventually discovered that incriminates Roberts. Dr. Prine, Gorman's doctor, has fallen in love with Mina and, after hearing the story of her wretched childhood, forgives her impersonation. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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