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The original title of the film was Loneliness . Some sources list the last name of the characters played by J. Clarence Harvey and Arthur Ashley as ... More Less

The original title of the film was Loneliness . Some sources list the last name of the characters played by J. Clarence Harvey and Arthur Ashley as "Carter." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Dec 16
p. 274.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4051.
MPN
6 Jan 17
p. 112.
MPW
2 Nov 17
p. 52.
Wid's
4 Jan 17
p. 12.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Loneliness
Release Date:
1 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9781
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tired of the monotony of small town married life, Nellie Blaine encourages the flirtation of Stephen Mallery, Jr., the son of a railroad tycoon, but refuses to go to Chicago with him. After she quarrels with her husband Tom, however, Nellie goes to Chicago alone and finds work there as a model, while remaining unaware that it was Stephen, whom she had met once again, who secured the position for her. Eventually, though, Stephen wants something in return for his efforts, and so he tries to rape Nellie, who struggles to fight him off. Just as she is about to give in to him, Tom appears and overpowers Stephen, after which, having seen enough of life in the big city, Nellie quickly agrees to return with her husband to their home in the small ... +


Tired of the monotony of small town married life, Nellie Blaine encourages the flirtation of Stephen Mallery, Jr., the son of a railroad tycoon, but refuses to go to Chicago with him. After she quarrels with her husband Tom, however, Nellie goes to Chicago alone and finds work there as a model, while remaining unaware that it was Stephen, whom she had met once again, who secured the position for her. Eventually, though, Stephen wants something in return for his efforts, and so he tries to rape Nellie, who struggles to fight him off. Just as she is about to give in to him, Tom appears and overpowers Stephen, after which, having seen enough of life in the big city, Nellie quickly agrees to return with her husband to their home in the small town. +

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

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