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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Feb 16
pp. 372-73.
MPN
22 Jan 16
p. 365.
MPN
5 Feb 16
p. 716.
MPW
6 Jan 17
p. 112.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 799.
Variety
4 Feb 16
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 January 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a hotel room, Stanley Clark seduces Marion, an innocent young girl, then tears out the incriminating page from the hotel register to use for blackmailing. Years later, Marion marries Governor John Loring whose brother, Richard, overhears Clark extorting money from Marion. Richard follows Marion to Clark's room where she pleads for more time to raise the required money. As Richard fights with Clark, Marion picks up a gun and accidentally shoots and kills the blackmailer. Richard takes the blame for the murder, is convicted and sentenced to be executed. Out of guilt and fear, Marion remains silent during the trial, but eventually tells her husband the truth. In order to save his brother, John sacrifices the governorship and moves his family to another ... +


In a hotel room, Stanley Clark seduces Marion, an innocent young girl, then tears out the incriminating page from the hotel register to use for blackmailing. Years later, Marion marries Governor John Loring whose brother, Richard, overhears Clark extorting money from Marion. Richard follows Marion to Clark's room where she pleads for more time to raise the required money. As Richard fights with Clark, Marion picks up a gun and accidentally shoots and kills the blackmailer. Richard takes the blame for the murder, is convicted and sentenced to be executed. Out of guilt and fear, Marion remains silent during the trial, but eventually tells her husband the truth. In order to save his brother, John sacrifices the governorship and moves his family to another city. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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