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According to some reviews, this film was made several years earlier than its release in ... More Less

According to some reviews, this film was made several years earlier than its release in 1917. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Apr 17
p. 903.
MPN
21 Apr 17
p. 2518.
MPW
21 Apr 17
pp. 450-51, 493
Variety
6 Oct 17
p. 20.
Wid's
3 May 17
pp. 282-83.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10505
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,862
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Morton, a respected businessman, is induced by the corrupt Gittens to join him in a scheme to rob the poor by means of a fake business association which promises that "a small investment will start a beautiful home." Gittens arranges things so that when the crash comes, Morton is held responsible for the investors' losses while he himself reaps all the profits. Among the victims is Marie, engaged to marry the Reverend James Filikens. Gittens desires Marie, and by making it seem as if the minister has married another, almost succeeds in possessing her until she learns the truth. Marie, now fully aware of Gittens' deception, brings him to justice. Meanwhile, Morton, regenerated by his bitter experience, finds a way to compensate the investors for their losses. With justice done, the minister forgives Marie who then becomes mistress of the little ... +


Morton, a respected businessman, is induced by the corrupt Gittens to join him in a scheme to rob the poor by means of a fake business association which promises that "a small investment will start a beautiful home." Gittens arranges things so that when the crash comes, Morton is held responsible for the investors' losses while he himself reaps all the profits. Among the victims is Marie, engaged to marry the Reverend James Filikens. Gittens desires Marie, and by making it seem as if the minister has married another, almost succeeds in possessing her until she learns the truth. Marie, now fully aware of Gittens' deception, brings him to justice. Meanwhile, Morton, regenerated by his bitter experience, finds a way to compensate the investors for their losses. With justice done, the minister forgives Marie who then becomes mistress of the little parsonage. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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