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The records of the Community Motion Picture Bureau list this film under the title The Snare as having been viewed by them in Mar 1919; however, no information concerning a Triangle re-release at that time has been ... More Less

The records of the Community Motion Picture Bureau list this film under the title The Snare as having been viewed by them in Mar 1919; however, no information concerning a Triangle re-release at that time has been located. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 May 17
p. 1547.
Motog
26 May 17
p. 1117.
MPN
12 May 17
p. 3013.
MPW
28 Apr 17
p. 633, 684
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1184.
NYDM
5 May 17
p. 28.
Variety
4 May 17
p. 24.
Wid's
3 May 17
p. 278.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Snare
Release Date:
6 May 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although identical in appearance, twin sisters Helen and Marion Dean have totally different temperaments: Marion possesses a self-sacrificing character, while Helen is vain and heartless. When Marion, a wonderful singer, is crippled by a car accident just before she is to open at the grand opera, the manager of the opera conceives of the idea of presenting Helen on stage while Marion sings the music behind the scenes. A young millionaire, Monte Bruce, watching from the audience, is captivated by Helen and the two are married. Marion accompanies them on their honeymoon cruise, and when an explosion blinds Bruce, Helen begins to flirt with fellow passenger Jack Mason, leaving her crippled sister to take her place at Bruce's side. Helen's scheme goes awry when Bruce recovers his sight but keeps his recovery secret, thus discovering Helen's duplicity. When a fire breaks out on ship Helen and Mason are drowned while attempting to escape, freeing Bruce to marry Marion, who has recovered the use of her ... +


Although identical in appearance, twin sisters Helen and Marion Dean have totally different temperaments: Marion possesses a self-sacrificing character, while Helen is vain and heartless. When Marion, a wonderful singer, is crippled by a car accident just before she is to open at the grand opera, the manager of the opera conceives of the idea of presenting Helen on stage while Marion sings the music behind the scenes. A young millionaire, Monte Bruce, watching from the audience, is captivated by Helen and the two are married. Marion accompanies them on their honeymoon cruise, and when an explosion blinds Bruce, Helen begins to flirt with fellow passenger Jack Mason, leaving her crippled sister to take her place at Bruce's side. Helen's scheme goes awry when Bruce recovers his sight but keeps his recovery secret, thus discovering Helen's duplicity. When a fire breaks out on ship Helen and Mason are drowned while attempting to escape, freeing Bruce to marry Marion, who has recovered the use of her legs. +

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

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