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While reviews and information in the Paramount studio records credit Edward J. Le Saint with direction, the Var review credits William Desmond Taylor as the ... More Less

While reviews and information in the Paramount studio records credit Edward J. Le Saint with direction, the Var review credits William Desmond Taylor as the director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Apr 17
p. 1464.
Motog
28 Apr 17
p. 901.
MPN
28 Apr 17
p. 2685.
MPW
13 Jan 17
p. 244.
NYDM
21 Apr 17
p. 26.
Variety
20 Apr 17
p. 22.
Wid's
19 Apr 17
p. 253.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
J. C. Ivers
Copyright Date:
31 March 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10529
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On the eve of his wedding, wealthy miner Stuart Kirkwood discovers that his fiancée, Peggy Carter, has eloped with George Rothwell. After the lovers are hurled to their death in an accident, Kirkwood turns his attentions to raising Renee D'Armand, the daughter of a friend who was killed in a mine cave-in. Kirkwood sends Renee to a boarding school, where she remains until she is eighteen. Returning home as a young woman, Renee gives Kirkwood new hope by helping him to forget the unfortunate love affair of his youth. His hopes are dashed, however, when Rothwell's son George, Jr., whom Renee has met at school, appears. Believing that Renee is in love with the youth, Kirkwood prepares to depart for an extended trip, when he learns that Renee loves him and not George, Jr. His unhappy past forgotten, Kirkwood prepares for a joyous future with ... +


On the eve of his wedding, wealthy miner Stuart Kirkwood discovers that his fiancée, Peggy Carter, has eloped with George Rothwell. After the lovers are hurled to their death in an accident, Kirkwood turns his attentions to raising Renee D'Armand, the daughter of a friend who was killed in a mine cave-in. Kirkwood sends Renee to a boarding school, where she remains until she is eighteen. Returning home as a young woman, Renee gives Kirkwood new hope by helping him to forget the unfortunate love affair of his youth. His hopes are dashed, however, when Rothwell's son George, Jr., whom Renee has met at school, appears. Believing that Renee is in love with the youth, Kirkwood prepares to depart for an extended trip, when he learns that Renee loves him and not George, Jr. His unhappy past forgotten, Kirkwood prepares for a joyous future with Renee. +

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