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Although most sources credit George Fitzmaurice with the direction of this film, Wid's lists Frank H. Crane as director. The film is listed under both directors' names in the 1918 MPSD ... More Less

Although most sources credit George Fitzmaurice with the direction of this film, Wid's lists Frank H. Crane as director. The film is listed under both directors' names in the 1918 MPSD . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Nov 17
p. 1057.
MPN
27 Oct 17
p. 2949.
MPW
27 Oct 17
p. 519.
MPW
9 Aug 19
pp. 883-84.
NYDM
20 Oct 17
p. 16.
Wid's
1 Nov 17
p. 708.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
4 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
20 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU11601
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After old Trowbridge is mysteriously murdered, his nephew, Kane Langdon, is accused of the crime. Trowbridge's adopted daughter Alice makes every effort to prove Kane's innocence, but to no avail. When Kane escapes from the clutches of the law, Alice works with him to investigate the crime. They soon discover that Judge Hoyt, a great friend of Trowbridge and an ardent admirer of Alice, killed Trowbridge after forging the old man's will to read that Alice would only inherit his fortune if she married the judge. The judge, confronted with the accusation, becomes so unnerved that he confesses to the crime, and all ends happily with Alice in Kane's ... +


After old Trowbridge is mysteriously murdered, his nephew, Kane Langdon, is accused of the crime. Trowbridge's adopted daughter Alice makes every effort to prove Kane's innocence, but to no avail. When Kane escapes from the clutches of the law, Alice works with him to investigate the crime. They soon discover that Judge Hoyt, a great friend of Trowbridge and an ardent admirer of Alice, killed Trowbridge after forging the old man's will to read that Alice would only inherit his fortune if she married the judge. The judge, confronted with the accusation, becomes so unnerved that he confesses to the crime, and all ends happily with Alice in Kane's arms. +

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

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