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This film marked the directorial debut of Harry O. Hoyt who previously was a scenarist for World Film ...

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This film marked the directorial debut of Harry O. Hoyt who previously was a scenarist for World Film Corp.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Mar 19
p. 1133.
MPN
15 Mar 19
p. 1710, 1715
MPW
15 Mar 19
p. 1524.
Variety
28 Mar 19
p. 92.
Wid's
9 Mar 19
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1919
Copyright Info
Claimant
DATE
CopyrightNumber
World Film Corp.
24 March 1919
LU13530
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,793
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Rodney Graham, a steel magnate, divorces his wife Alice because of an accident that makes her unable to bear him an heir. He pursues debutante Katherine Dale, whose lover, Dick Allen, a civil engineer, dies on the eve of their wedding, and with the help of Katherine's ambitious mother, Graham persuades her to marry him. When Katherine dies after giving birth to Rodney, Jr., Graham's stepbrother, Arthur Haynes, angrily prophesies Graham's eventual demise. After Graham centers his life on his son's development, Rodney, Jr. falls in love with Haynes' daughter Ruth. Graham objects to the match because of his antagonism to Haynes, until Alice persuades him to allow it. Graham then discovers that Rodney, Jr. was actually Dick Allen's child, but in the act of changing his will, Graham becomes paralyzed and is forced to watch the wedding helplessly in a wheel chair, then dies soon ...

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Rodney Graham, a steel magnate, divorces his wife Alice because of an accident that makes her unable to bear him an heir. He pursues debutante Katherine Dale, whose lover, Dick Allen, a civil engineer, dies on the eve of their wedding, and with the help of Katherine's ambitious mother, Graham persuades her to marry him. When Katherine dies after giving birth to Rodney, Jr., Graham's stepbrother, Arthur Haynes, angrily prophesies Graham's eventual demise. After Graham centers his life on his son's development, Rodney, Jr. falls in love with Haynes' daughter Ruth. Graham objects to the match because of his antagonism to Haynes, until Alice persuades him to allow it. Graham then discovers that Rodney, Jr. was actually Dick Allen's child, but in the act of changing his will, Graham becomes paralyzed and is forced to watch the wedding helplessly in a wheel chair, then dies soon afterward.

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

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