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Sources disagree on whether the character "Duke Boris" was killed, or almost killed, in the ... More Less

Sources disagree on whether the character "Duke Boris" was killed, or almost killed, in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 May 17
p. 1749.
MPW
2 Jun 17
p. 1457, 1501
NYDM
26 May 17
p. 28.
Wid's
24 Mar 17
p. 1946.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
16 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10779
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy heiress Clover Dean has three suitors: Duke Boris, promoted by her aunt, Bucky Raine, a wealthy idler sponsored by her uncle, and struggling young doctor William Dunn, who is her own choice. Clover's engagement to the duke is to be announced at a dance, but she rebels before the gathering and refuses to go on with the marriage. Clover leaves hurriedly, a shot is heard and the duke found dead. Bucky Raine, discovered wandering about the garden with a revolver in his hand, is arrested for the crime, but his testimony convicts the doctor as the person who had possession of the gun during the shooting. The doctor and Clover are both arrested for suspicion, but a guilty conscience forces Rita, a former sweetheart of the duke to confess to the crime. Clover then has her own way and marries the ... +


Wealthy heiress Clover Dean has three suitors: Duke Boris, promoted by her aunt, Bucky Raine, a wealthy idler sponsored by her uncle, and struggling young doctor William Dunn, who is her own choice. Clover's engagement to the duke is to be announced at a dance, but she rebels before the gathering and refuses to go on with the marriage. Clover leaves hurriedly, a shot is heard and the duke found dead. Bucky Raine, discovered wandering about the garden with a revolver in his hand, is arrested for the crime, but his testimony convicts the doctor as the person who had possession of the gun during the shooting. The doctor and Clover are both arrested for suspicion, but a guilty conscience forces Rita, a former sweetheart of the duke to confess to the crime. Clover then has her own way and marries the doctor. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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