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DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Dec 16
p. 210.
Motog
6 Jan 17
p. 41.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4235.
MPW
28 Jul 17
p.730.
MPW
6 Jan 17
p. 125.
MPW
20 Jan 17
p. 426.
NYDM
23 Dec 16
p. 28.
Wid's
28 Dec 16
p. 1198.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The ability of Ruth Tilden, attorney-at-law, impresses district attorney John Harding, who eventually asks Ruth to marry him. After the wedding, however, John prefers that Ruth cease practicing the law. John's son Jack, who is in love with dancer Annette Loti, is arrested for Annette's murder after her jealous lover, Raoul Bozen, frames him for the crime. John is forced to prosecute his own son but is delighted when Ruth takes Jack's case and forces a confession from Bozen in ... +


The ability of Ruth Tilden, attorney-at-law, impresses district attorney John Harding, who eventually asks Ruth to marry him. After the wedding, however, John prefers that Ruth cease practicing the law. John's son Jack, who is in love with dancer Annette Loti, is arrested for Annette's murder after her jealous lover, Raoul Bozen, frames him for the crime. John is forced to prosecute his own son but is delighted when Ruth takes Jack's case and forces a confession from Bozen in court. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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