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George Hively's story was originally called "The Toll of Vengeance." It is unclear whether this was published earlier or was written for the ... More Less

George Hively's story was originally called "The Toll of Vengeance." It is unclear whether this was published earlier or was written for the screen. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jan 17
p. 574.
MPN
6 Jan 17
p. 98.
MPN
10 Feb 17
p. 923.
Wid's
25 Jan 17
p. 62.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP9922
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Country girl Jean Haskins marries Gregory Van Houten, a sophisticate of no moral values, who soon tires of his naïve little wife. Van Houten uses James Hanley's advances to Jean as a pretense for divorce, and Jean, cast out, returns home to find that her own father has disowned her. Vowing vengeance on Van Houten for destroying her life, Jean lures him from his new wife and child and then murders Hanley and frames Van Houten for the crime. As Van Houten awaits the verdict for his crime, he falls dead in his cell, and Jean is left to contemplate the tragic ending of her youthful ... +


Country girl Jean Haskins marries Gregory Van Houten, a sophisticate of no moral values, who soon tires of his naïve little wife. Van Houten uses James Hanley's advances to Jean as a pretense for divorce, and Jean, cast out, returns home to find that her own father has disowned her. Vowing vengeance on Van Houten for destroying her life, Jean lures him from his new wife and child and then murders Hanley and frames Van Houten for the crime. As Van Houten awaits the verdict for his crime, he falls dead in his cell, and Jean is left to contemplate the tragic ending of her youthful romance. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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