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Some sources give the name of the British actor playing "Gerald Hastings" as Robert Rendell and Robert ... More Less

Some sources give the name of the British actor playing "Gerald Hastings" as Robert Rendell and Robert Rondell. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Mar 17
p. 1039.
Motog
17 Mar 17
p. 588.
MPN
31 Mar 17
p. 2030.
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1846.
MPW
10 Mar 17
p. 1670.
MPW
17 Mar 17
p. 1761.
Variety
9 Mar 17
p. 23.
Wid's
8 Mar 17
p. 156.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Wonderplay
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Rolfe Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 March 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10277
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Threatened by the preeminence of young Westerner John Cook, the new president of the Securities Company, Wall Street business leader Amos Merrill begins to speculate with the trust funds in his control, ultimately losing all the funds. Amos, faced with discovery and disgrace, alibis to his daughter Hope that Cook has ruined him. Soon after, Hope meets Cook and conceives a plot for revenge. In the meantime, Cook has protected the frail Merrill from prosecution and paid back his debt after sending him away on a vacation to recover his health. Hope, knowing nothing of this, marries Cook and makes his life unbearable, finally conspiring with his business rival Gerald Hastings to ruin her husband and gain control of his funds. When Amos returns from his vacation, he is stunned at what Hope has done and reveals that his lie has resulted in a terrible mistake. Hope then begs forgiveness from Cook and they go West together to begin a new ... +


Threatened by the preeminence of young Westerner John Cook, the new president of the Securities Company, Wall Street business leader Amos Merrill begins to speculate with the trust funds in his control, ultimately losing all the funds. Amos, faced with discovery and disgrace, alibis to his daughter Hope that Cook has ruined him. Soon after, Hope meets Cook and conceives a plot for revenge. In the meantime, Cook has protected the frail Merrill from prosecution and paid back his debt after sending him away on a vacation to recover his health. Hope, knowing nothing of this, marries Cook and makes his life unbearable, finally conspiring with his business rival Gerald Hastings to ruin her husband and gain control of his funds. When Amos returns from his vacation, he is stunned at what Hope has done and reveals that his lie has resulted in a terrible mistake. Hope then begs forgiveness from Cook and they go West together to begin a new life. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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