The Soul of Satan (1917)

Drama | 18 August 1917

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The 25 Aug 1917 Motion Picture News reported that director Otis Turner had recently completed filming all scenes in twenty-two working days. It was his last picture. Turner died in early ... More Less

The 25 Aug 1917 Motion Picture News reported that director Otis Turner had recently completed filming all scenes in twenty-two working days. It was his last picture. Turner died in early 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
25 Aug 1917
p. 921, 929
Motion Picture News
25 Aug 1917
p. 1310.
Moving Picture World
1 Sep 1917
pp. 1429-30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
19 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11259
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Miriam Lee leads a life of drudgery in New York until she meets Joe Valdez, a handsome, notorious gambler whose past affairs include an elopement with the wife of Jim Calvert, a miner from the West. When Miriam's father hears of her liaison with Valdez, he drives her from home, but Valdez takes advantage of the situation by tricking her into a phony wedding ceremony. Once married, Valdez sets himself up in a high-class gambling house and uses Miriam as a lure. Nicknamed "the Queen of the Night," Miriam is sent by Valdez to swindle "Lucky" Carson, a Western gambler and a friend of Jim Calvert. Wise to her schemes, Carson plays along with Miriam for a time, then confronts Valdez in the club. Carson recognizes Valdez from the mining town and wires Jim, who comes to the city to seek his long-awaited revenge. After Jim mortally wounds Valdez, Miriam discovers the truth about her illegal marriage and accepts the genuine love of "Lucky" ... +


Miriam Lee leads a life of drudgery in New York until she meets Joe Valdez, a handsome, notorious gambler whose past affairs include an elopement with the wife of Jim Calvert, a miner from the West. When Miriam's father hears of her liaison with Valdez, he drives her from home, but Valdez takes advantage of the situation by tricking her into a phony wedding ceremony. Once married, Valdez sets himself up in a high-class gambling house and uses Miriam as a lure. Nicknamed "the Queen of the Night," Miriam is sent by Valdez to swindle "Lucky" Carson, a Western gambler and a friend of Jim Calvert. Wise to her schemes, Carson plays along with Miriam for a time, then confronts Valdez in the club. Carson recognizes Valdez from the mining town and wires Jim, who comes to the city to seek his long-awaited revenge. After Jim mortally wounds Valdez, Miriam discovers the truth about her illegal marriage and accepts the genuine love of "Lucky" Carson. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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