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HISTORY

This film was listed in release charts for a 1 Jan 1917 release, but it probably was not released until 28 May ... More Less

This film was listed in release charts for a 1 Jan 1917 release, but it probably was not released until 28 May 1917. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Jun 17
p. 1232.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4051.
MPN
9 Jun 17
p. 3621.
MPW
8 Jun 17
p. 21.
MPW
9 Jun 17
p. 1668.
NYDM
2 Jun 17
p. 28.
Wid's
31 May 17
p. 348.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America.
Copyright Date:
12 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10754
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After his wife Arline takes their baby daughter Ruth and elopes with her old sweetheart, Robert Travers loses all faith in women. Years later, Travers, now known as the man without a soul, is the owner of a chain of department stores in which young Ruth Carroll is employed as a ribbon clerk. Finding himself strangely attracted to the girl, he takes a fatherly interest in her and offers Ruth a position in his office. This causes Laura Wilson, who has designs on Travers, to become jealous. When Travers, alarmed that he cares so much for Ruth, sends her back to the ribbon counter, Laura takes advantage of the situation and offers the girl a job as her companion. The girl leaves Travers a note of thanks and Travers, suspicious, follows her to Laura's, ariving in time to save her from the advances of the lecherous Monty Fitzburgh. Travers then notices a framed picture of Ruth and Arline and realizes that the ribbon clerk is his own ... +


After his wife Arline takes their baby daughter Ruth and elopes with her old sweetheart, Robert Travers loses all faith in women. Years later, Travers, now known as the man without a soul, is the owner of a chain of department stores in which young Ruth Carroll is employed as a ribbon clerk. Finding himself strangely attracted to the girl, he takes a fatherly interest in her and offers Ruth a position in his office. This causes Laura Wilson, who has designs on Travers, to become jealous. When Travers, alarmed that he cares so much for Ruth, sends her back to the ribbon counter, Laura takes advantage of the situation and offers the girl a job as her companion. The girl leaves Travers a note of thanks and Travers, suspicious, follows her to Laura's, ariving in time to save her from the advances of the lecherous Monty Fitzburgh. Travers then notices a framed picture of Ruth and Arline and realizes that the ribbon clerk is his own daughter. +

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

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