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HISTORY

According to an unidentified news item, Frank Lloyd's staff during the time the picture was made included Scott Dunlap, assistant director, and William Shepherd, technical director. There is no direct evidence, however, that they worked on this ... More Less

According to an unidentified news item, Frank Lloyd's staff during the time the picture was made included Scott Dunlap, assistant director, and William Shepherd, technical director. There is no direct evidence, however, that they worked on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
2 Feb 18
p. 715.
MPN
11 Jan 19
p. 296.
MPW
11 Jan 19
p. 246, 252
Wid's
29 Dec 18
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
29 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13210
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Edith Osborne, neglected by her husband Herbert, spends the night with Howard Stratton, her husband's business rival. When her brother, Robert Wayne, discovers that Stratton is using Edith's love letters to blackmail her, he decides to steal the letters and, in the process, fatally shoots Stratton. Robert is sent to prison, but with the outbreak of World War I, he convinces the parole board to allow him to fight with the Allies in France. His heroic deeds on the battlefield arouse the affections of the parole board head's niece, Mary Fenton, and she accepts his marriage proposal. Edith confesses her story to the authorities, clearing her brother's name, and then effects a reconciliation with her ... +


Edith Osborne, neglected by her husband Herbert, spends the night with Howard Stratton, her husband's business rival. When her brother, Robert Wayne, discovers that Stratton is using Edith's love letters to blackmail her, he decides to steal the letters and, in the process, fatally shoots Stratton. Robert is sent to prison, but with the outbreak of World War I, he convinces the parole board to allow him to fight with the Allies in France. His heroic deeds on the battlefield arouse the affections of the parole board head's niece, Mary Fenton, and she accepts his marriage proposal. Edith confesses her story to the authorities, clearing her brother's name, and then effects a reconciliation with her husband. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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