The Blindness of Divorce (1918)

Drama | 7 April 1918

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HISTORY

The scenario in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The Law of ... More Less

The scenario in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The Law of Man." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Mar 18
p. 1139.
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1371.
ETR
20 Apr 18
p. 1607.
MPN
27 Apr 18
p. 596.
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 587, 596
NYDM
20 Apr 18
p. 560.
Variety
31 May 18
p. 31.
Wid's
2 May 18
p. 1116.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
14 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12338
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Langdon divorces his wife Claire, whom he incorrectly believes is having an affair with Stanley Merrill. Their daughter Florence is brought up by John and marries District Attorney Bruce Livingston, while Claire, desperate to make a living, secretly runs a notorious gambling resort in the same city. When Edward Hopkins, a political enemy of Livingston, tries to blackmail Florence by threatening to expose her mother, Florence visits the gambling house to check on the truth of Hopkins' story. While she is there, the resort is raided and Florence is arrested, which prompts her husband to file for divorce. At the trial, Claire confesses all, and Florence is reunited with her ... +


John Langdon divorces his wife Claire, whom he incorrectly believes is having an affair with Stanley Merrill. Their daughter Florence is brought up by John and marries District Attorney Bruce Livingston, while Claire, desperate to make a living, secretly runs a notorious gambling resort in the same city. When Edward Hopkins, a political enemy of Livingston, tries to blackmail Florence by threatening to expose her mother, Florence visits the gambling house to check on the truth of Hopkins' story. While she is there, the resort is raided and Florence is arrested, which prompts her husband to file for divorce. At the trial, Claire confesses all, and Florence is reunited with her husband. +

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