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This film was also known as The Last of the Ingrahams ... More Less

This film was also known as The Last of the Ingrahams . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Feb 17
p. 784.
Motog
24 Feb 17
p. 428.
MPN
24 Feb 17
p. 1252.
MPW
28 Jul 17
p. 695.
Wid's
15 Feb 17
p. 109.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 February 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jules Ingram, the sole survivor of an old Puritan family, seeks solace and forgetfulness in drink. Unable to pay his debts, Jules is driven from his house when banker Rufus Moore forecloses on the mortgage. Offered shelter by Mercy Reed, a woman who in her youth naïvely sinned and has remained unforgiven by the community ever since, Jules begins to reform. Climbing his way back to respectability, Jules attends church with Mercy, causing a storm of protest. Moore's wife Agnes urges the mob to violence, and as they attempt to tar and feather Jules and Mercy, Mercy delivers an eloquent speech condemning Moore as her betrayer. The mob then takes Moore as their victim, leaving Jules and Mercy in ... +


Jules Ingram, the sole survivor of an old Puritan family, seeks solace and forgetfulness in drink. Unable to pay his debts, Jules is driven from his house when banker Rufus Moore forecloses on the mortgage. Offered shelter by Mercy Reed, a woman who in her youth naïvely sinned and has remained unforgiven by the community ever since, Jules begins to reform. Climbing his way back to respectability, Jules attends church with Mercy, causing a storm of protest. Moore's wife Agnes urges the mob to violence, and as they attempt to tar and feather Jules and Mercy, Mercy delivers an eloquent speech condemning Moore as her betrayer. The mob then takes Moore as their victim, leaving Jules and Mercy in peace. +

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Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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