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HISTORY

According to the synopsis in the copyright descriptions, the film was based on George P. Dillenback's story "Hashashin the Indifferent". It is uncertain whether the story was ever ... More Less

According to the synopsis in the copyright descriptions, the film was based on George P. Dillenback's story "Hashashin the Indifferent". It is uncertain whether the story was ever published. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
20 Oct 17
p. 831.
MPN
27 Oct 17
p. 2949.
MPW
20 Oct 17
p. 396, 448
NYDM
10 Feb 17
p. 905.
Variety
5 Oct 17
p. 43.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 October 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
1 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11483
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,800
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dr. Brandt, a skilled brain surgeon, is in love with Rose Deming, a girl so young that her sexual instincts have not yet developed. On the other hand, Blanche Hildreth, a young widow, is deeply infatuated with the doctor. When Rose is injured in an auto accident, Brandt conceives the idea of transferring the brain cells of the two women, hoping to arouse in Rose the love that he feels for her. After drugging Blanche, Brandt performs the operation, but science overreaches itself as Rose becomes a girl of untamed passions. Engaged to Brandt, Rose leaves him for another man. Months later she is found in the slums, her mind blank and within a few hours of death. An operation restores her to normal condition, and she enters a convent, while Brandt marries ... +


Dr. Brandt, a skilled brain surgeon, is in love with Rose Deming, a girl so young that her sexual instincts have not yet developed. On the other hand, Blanche Hildreth, a young widow, is deeply infatuated with the doctor. When Rose is injured in an auto accident, Brandt conceives the idea of transferring the brain cells of the two women, hoping to arouse in Rose the love that he feels for her. After drugging Blanche, Brandt performs the operation, but science overreaches itself as Rose becomes a girl of untamed passions. Engaged to Brandt, Rose leaves him for another man. Months later she is found in the slums, her mind blank and within a few hours of death. An operation restores her to normal condition, and she enters a convent, while Brandt marries Blanche. +

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

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