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According to a scenario included in the copyright descriptions, Gladys Brockwell was originally going to play both Shirley and Helen Moreland. The scenario was originally entitled "A Sister's ... More Less

According to a scenario included in the copyright descriptions, Gladys Brockwell was originally going to play both Shirley and Helen Moreland. The scenario was originally entitled "A Sister's Silence." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Apr 17
p. 1462.
Motog
14 Apr 17
p. 793.
MPW
28 Apr 17
p. 636.
Wid's
31 Mar 17
p. 2045, 2162
CAST
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DETAILS
Release Date:
9 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
8 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10535
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Shirley Moreland, born and raised in the lap of luxury, suddenly finds that she has not been living upon the income left to her by her late father, but upon the generosity of Ralph Stuart, a life-long friend of her father's. Discovering that it was her father's wish that she should marry the aged Stuart, Shirley consents, although she does not love him. Soon after, she encounters Gerald Halsted, her former sweetheart, and the old love is rekindled. With the power of hypnotism, Halsted forces Shirley to disobey her marriage vows and poison her husband. She does so, and after the reading of the will in which Stuart leaves the bulk of his estate to Shirley's sister Helen, Halsted foresakes Shirley for her sister. As the marriage ceremony is about to take place, Walton Maynard, a young doctor who understands hypnotic powers, forces Halsted to confess to the crime and thus frees Helen from the fate that befell her ... +


Shirley Moreland, born and raised in the lap of luxury, suddenly finds that she has not been living upon the income left to her by her late father, but upon the generosity of Ralph Stuart, a life-long friend of her father's. Discovering that it was her father's wish that she should marry the aged Stuart, Shirley consents, although she does not love him. Soon after, she encounters Gerald Halsted, her former sweetheart, and the old love is rekindled. With the power of hypnotism, Halsted forces Shirley to disobey her marriage vows and poison her husband. She does so, and after the reading of the will in which Stuart leaves the bulk of his estate to Shirley's sister Helen, Halsted foresakes Shirley for her sister. As the marriage ceremony is about to take place, Walton Maynard, a young doctor who understands hypnotic powers, forces Halsted to confess to the crime and thus frees Helen from the fate that befell her sister. +

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