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DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Jun 17
p. 268.
Motog
7 Jul 17
p. 48.
MPN
7 Jul 17
pp. 115-16.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1142-43, 1176
MPW
14 Jul 17
p. 294.
NYDM
30 Jun 17
p. 28.
Variety
22 Jun 17
p. 28.
Wid's
5 Jul 17
p. 425.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 June 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10961
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unable to control her love for attorney Jeffrey Black, her best friend's husband, Nan Westland causes a break between Black and his wife Madge. Nan follows Black when he goes West, and a child William is born to them who bears a remarkable resemblance to David, the son Black left behind. When Black refuses to marry her, Nan leaves him and the baby and marries gambler Ben Richardson. Twenty years later, David travels West for a job and arrives in the same town where William lives. William, after running away from home as a boy, has developed into a worthless young outlaw called Rodeo, who wastes his time in a gambling hall run by Nan and her husband. Kathleen May, David's fiancée, comes West to join him, and as her train nears the town, it is held up by William, whom she mistakes for David. On her testimony, David is arrested for the crime and brought to trial in front of his father, now a judge. Meanwhile, William recognizes Nan as his mother and goes to visit her. Richardson, mistaking the boy for his wife's lover, shoots him, and on his deathbed, the outlaw exonerates his half brother. A tender reconciliation then follows between Madge, Jeffrey and their son ... +


Unable to control her love for attorney Jeffrey Black, her best friend's husband, Nan Westland causes a break between Black and his wife Madge. Nan follows Black when he goes West, and a child William is born to them who bears a remarkable resemblance to David, the son Black left behind. When Black refuses to marry her, Nan leaves him and the baby and marries gambler Ben Richardson. Twenty years later, David travels West for a job and arrives in the same town where William lives. William, after running away from home as a boy, has developed into a worthless young outlaw called Rodeo, who wastes his time in a gambling hall run by Nan and her husband. Kathleen May, David's fiancée, comes West to join him, and as her train nears the town, it is held up by William, whom she mistakes for David. On her testimony, David is arrested for the crime and brought to trial in front of his father, now a judge. Meanwhile, William recognizes Nan as his mother and goes to visit her. Richardson, mistaking the boy for his wife's lover, shoots him, and on his deathbed, the outlaw exonerates his half brother. A tender reconciliation then follows between Madge, Jeffrey and their son David. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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