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MPN
1 Dec 17
p. 3808, 3859
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1334.
MPW
15 Dec 17
p. 1679.
NYDM
1 Dec 17
p. 1383.
Variety
16 Nov 17
p. 51.
Wid's
6 Dec 17
pp. 783-84.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11740
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After being betrayed and then cast off by attorney Phidias Trent, Rita Castle places her infant daughter Alicia in a convent. A short time later, Rita marries Ralph Christie, a widower and the father of a little boy, Dick. When Christie learns of Rita's past, however, he divorces her. Years later, Trent, now happily married, is nominated for district attorney, and Rita, who has become a political lobbyist, decides that it is time to extract her revenge and threatens to expose Trent. Trent's campaign manager, Hal Clement, in turn threatens to reveal Rita's former life to Alicia, who has met and fallen in love with Dick. Clement then assaults Alicia, and Rita, returning home, shoots and kills him. It is the duty of Trent, the new district attorney, to prosecute Rita. She informs him that her daughter is also his child. Ralph and Dick come to Rita's aid, but she dies of heart failure in Trent's office after declaring that Alicia is an adopted child, thus shielding her daughter's name from ... +


After being betrayed and then cast off by attorney Phidias Trent, Rita Castle places her infant daughter Alicia in a convent. A short time later, Rita marries Ralph Christie, a widower and the father of a little boy, Dick. When Christie learns of Rita's past, however, he divorces her. Years later, Trent, now happily married, is nominated for district attorney, and Rita, who has become a political lobbyist, decides that it is time to extract her revenge and threatens to expose Trent. Trent's campaign manager, Hal Clement, in turn threatens to reveal Rita's former life to Alicia, who has met and fallen in love with Dick. Clement then assaults Alicia, and Rita, returning home, shoots and kills him. It is the duty of Trent, the new district attorney, to prosecute Rita. She informs him that her daughter is also his child. Ralph and Dick come to Rita's aid, but she dies of heart failure in Trent's office after declaring that Alicia is an adopted child, thus shielding her daughter's name from disgrace. +

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