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The southern scenes in this film were shot on the Gulf Coast near New ... More Less

The southern scenes in this film were shot on the Gulf Coast near New Orleans. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Mar 17
p. 974.
Motog
10 Mar 17
p. 533.
MPN
17 Mar 17
p. 1714.
MPW
13 Apr 17
p. 24.
MPW
24 Mar 17
p. 1988.
NYDM
10 Mar 17
p. 27.
Variety
30 Mar 17
p. 30.
Wid's
15 Mar 17
pp. 172-73.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
21 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10263
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Beneath the moonlight of the Southern skies, Molly Carrington pledges her hand to James Maxwell on the eve of his departure to New York where his knowledge of cotton has won him a good position in a cotton broker's office. After their move to the city, James finds that the transition from peaceful life in the country to the maelstrom of worldly battle is too great an adjustment, and so turns to drink. Alcohol destroys James's marriage and career, and after he loses his job, Molly leaves him and returns home. When James learns that his wife plans to divorce him and marry his former rival, Alfred Lewis, however, James' smoldering love for Molly reignites, and he realizes the curse which drink has placed upon him. Throwing off his alcoholic yoke, James wins back his position and finds Molly waiting for him the first day that he enters the ... +


Beneath the moonlight of the Southern skies, Molly Carrington pledges her hand to James Maxwell on the eve of his departure to New York where his knowledge of cotton has won him a good position in a cotton broker's office. After their move to the city, James finds that the transition from peaceful life in the country to the maelstrom of worldly battle is too great an adjustment, and so turns to drink. Alcohol destroys James's marriage and career, and after he loses his job, Molly leaves him and returns home. When James learns that his wife plans to divorce him and marry his former rival, Alfred Lewis, however, James' smoldering love for Molly reignites, and he realizes the curse which drink has placed upon him. Throwing off his alcoholic yoke, James wins back his position and finds Molly waiting for him the first day that he enters the office. +

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

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