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One item in the Paramount studio records states that Thomas Meighan, not Tom Forman, played the character of Leonard Sheldon. Other items in the studio records and all contemporary reviews, however, credit Forman and not Meighan. The studio records list the original title of the story and the working title of the film as A Woman's Victory , which is the title that appears on an existing ... More Less

One item in the Paramount studio records states that Thomas Meighan, not Tom Forman, played the character of Leonard Sheldon. Other items in the studio records and all contemporary reviews, however, credit Forman and not Meighan. The studio records list the original title of the story and the working title of the film as A Woman's Victory , which is the title that appears on an existing print. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jan 17
p. 492.
Motog
27 Jan 17
p. 207.
MPN
20 Jan 17
p. 435.
MPW
13 Sep 17
p. 583.
NYDM
13 Jan 17
p. 26.
Wid's
11 Jan 17
p. 20.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Woman's Victory
Release Date:
4 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
27 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9837
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When an epidemic of diptheria breaks out among the peasants, mine owner Leonard Sheldon sends for a physician, and Dr. Katherine Torrance answers the call, accompanied by her weak-willed brother Clifford. In examining the throat of her patients, Katherine uses a small electric light, and as the epidemic spreads, the superstitious natives ascribe the light as the cause believing it to be "an evil eye." Under the seriousness of their duties, Clifford braces up and becomes a great assistance to his sister. Meanwhile, the friendship of Katherine and Leonard grows into love, but Leonard believes that Katherine is in love with his assistant Frank King. As sentiment against Katherine grows, and she is threatened by the parents of a baby who died while under her care, she plans to leave until, at Clifford's urgings, Leonard takes her in his arms and ... +


When an epidemic of diptheria breaks out among the peasants, mine owner Leonard Sheldon sends for a physician, and Dr. Katherine Torrance answers the call, accompanied by her weak-willed brother Clifford. In examining the throat of her patients, Katherine uses a small electric light, and as the epidemic spreads, the superstitious natives ascribe the light as the cause believing it to be "an evil eye." Under the seriousness of their duties, Clifford braces up and becomes a great assistance to his sister. Meanwhile, the friendship of Katherine and Leonard grows into love, but Leonard believes that Katherine is in love with his assistant Frank King. As sentiment against Katherine grows, and she is threatened by the parents of a baby who died while under her care, she plans to leave until, at Clifford's urgings, Leonard takes her in his arms and proposes. +

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