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Copyright records credit E. Lloyd Sheldon with the scenario. The scenario for this film included in the copyright descriptions is entitled "From the ... More Less

Copyright records credit E. Lloyd Sheldon with the scenario. The scenario for this film included in the copyright descriptions is entitled "From the Depths." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 838.
MPN
9 Feb 18
p. 799.
MPN
16 Feb 18
p. 1014, 1031
MPW
7 Sep 18
p. 1461.
MPW
16 Feb 18
p. 1003.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 February 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
10 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12042
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mary Lynde agrees to pose as a madonna for Greenwich Village artist Felix Benavente and soon becomes romantically involved with his wealthy friend, Robert Sinclair. Robert lives with Mary for a time, but turns her out when their child is born. Although a poor family pities her and takes her in, the baby grows sick and dies. Several years later, Felix finds Mary living in a Tenderloin dive and asks her to model for a portrait entitled "End of the Forbidden Path." Through Felix, Mary forces Robert to give her money and threatens to expose him publicly unless he breaks off his engagement to Barbara Reynolds and marries her instead. At the altar, however, Mary turns to the congregation and passionately discloses the entire story of their sordid ... +


Mary Lynde agrees to pose as a madonna for Greenwich Village artist Felix Benavente and soon becomes romantically involved with his wealthy friend, Robert Sinclair. Robert lives with Mary for a time, but turns her out when their child is born. Although a poor family pities her and takes her in, the baby grows sick and dies. Several years later, Felix finds Mary living in a Tenderloin dive and asks her to model for a portrait entitled "End of the Forbidden Path." Through Felix, Mary forces Robert to give her money and threatens to expose him publicly unless he breaks off his engagement to Barbara Reynolds and marries her instead. At the altar, however, Mary turns to the congregation and passionately discloses the entire story of their sordid past. +

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

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