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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Aug 17
p. 397.
MPN
1 Sep 17
p. 1444, 1489
MPW
1 Sep 17
p. 1386, 1431, 1442
NYDM
13 Jul 17
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
15 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11249
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hal Page, the weakling brother of Stephen Page, the town mayor, falls in love with Carline Shrefton, who throws over Burt Staley to entangle Hal in her self-serving schemes. Furious over her abrupt departure, Staley shows up at Carline's, and a jealous fight with Hal ensues in which Staley is shot and killed with Carline's gun. After Hal confesses to the deed, Stephen quietly sends him off to Spain. One year later, Stephen announces his engagement to Marion Hayward, the daughter of the district attorney, who is pressing charges against James Reed, a corrupt politician and Carline's new husband. To save Reed, Carline threatens Stephen with exposure, but he refuses to bend to her demands. Just days before Carline is to reveal her story about Staley, Hal appears and confesses to Hayward that Carline is the true killer. After verifying Hal's story, Hayward grills Carline, who finally admits her guilt. A matured Hal is restored to his family and Reed is sent away for his ... +


Hal Page, the weakling brother of Stephen Page, the town mayor, falls in love with Carline Shrefton, who throws over Burt Staley to entangle Hal in her self-serving schemes. Furious over her abrupt departure, Staley shows up at Carline's, and a jealous fight with Hal ensues in which Staley is shot and killed with Carline's gun. After Hal confesses to the deed, Stephen quietly sends him off to Spain. One year later, Stephen announces his engagement to Marion Hayward, the daughter of the district attorney, who is pressing charges against James Reed, a corrupt politician and Carline's new husband. To save Reed, Carline threatens Stephen with exposure, but he refuses to bend to her demands. Just days before Carline is to reveal her story about Staley, Hal appears and confesses to Hayward that Carline is the true killer. After verifying Hal's story, Hayward grills Carline, who finally admits her guilt. A matured Hal is restored to his family and Reed is sent away for his crimes. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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