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The film contains footage of an ice ballet staged at Healy's Golden Glades, a popular New York restaurant. The working title was The Way of the Strong ... More Less

The film contains footage of an ice ballet staged at Healy's Golden Glades, a popular New York restaurant. The working title was The Way of the Strong . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jan 18
p. 523.
MPN
19 Jan 18
pp. 443-44.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 381.
NYDM
12 Jan 18
p. 19.
Variety
4 Jan 18
p. 44.
Wid's
24 Jan 18
pp. 898-99.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Way of the Strong
Release Date:
31 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LU11930
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Frank Torrence dies, leaving his wife and daughter Eunice with no money, Mrs. Torrence persuades Eunice to abandon her sweetheart, Don Chadwick, for wealthy stockbroker Geoffrey Farrow. Eunice reluctantly marries Geoffrey, who proves a cruel and unfaithful husband, and soon her life is made even more miserable by the persistent attentions of Geoffrey's lawyer, Dan Carter. Jealous of Eunice's enduring, though subdued, affection for Don, Geoffrey invites him to the couple's home intending to lure him into a phony stock venture. That weekend Dan is shot, and although Don sees Eunice running from the body, he panics when the police arrive and climbs through the window into her room. Believing Don the murderer, Eunice nonetheless protects him by stating that he is her lover, whereupon Geoffrey files for divorce. In the end, Eunice's maid Martha confesses that because Dan had seduced her, she shot him while disguised in Eunice's clothing. Their suspicions cleared away, Don and Eunice are ... +


When Frank Torrence dies, leaving his wife and daughter Eunice with no money, Mrs. Torrence persuades Eunice to abandon her sweetheart, Don Chadwick, for wealthy stockbroker Geoffrey Farrow. Eunice reluctantly marries Geoffrey, who proves a cruel and unfaithful husband, and soon her life is made even more miserable by the persistent attentions of Geoffrey's lawyer, Dan Carter. Jealous of Eunice's enduring, though subdued, affection for Don, Geoffrey invites him to the couple's home intending to lure him into a phony stock venture. That weekend Dan is shot, and although Don sees Eunice running from the body, he panics when the police arrive and climbs through the window into her room. Believing Don the murderer, Eunice nonetheless protects him by stating that he is her lover, whereupon Geoffrey files for divorce. In the end, Eunice's maid Martha confesses that because Dan had seduced her, she shot him while disguised in Eunice's clothing. Their suspicions cleared away, Don and Eunice are united. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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