The Tenth Case (1917)

Drama | 17 December 1917

Director:

George Kelson

Writer:

Budd

Production Company:

World Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Budd is a pseudonym of Robert ... More Less

Budd is a pseudonym of Robert Hull. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Dec 17
p. 173.
Motog
22 Dec 17
p. 1305.
MPN
22 Dec 17
p. 4401.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 2004.
NYDM
15 Dec 17
p. 19.
Variety
7 Dec 17
p. 50.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11781
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Spurred by her father's financial difficulties, Claudia Payton marries Jerome Landis for his wealth but later finds happiness in his love and her devotion to their infant son. Financial difficulties still plague Claudia, however, in the form of Landis' nephew Harry, who has played on her sympathies to extract an allowance from her. When Claudia is finally forced to tell Harry that she cannot give him another cent, he schemes to destroy her marriage by appearing in her bedroom and thus creating a compromising situation. Harry's plan works and Landis sues for divorce. The judge is about to grant it on circumstantial evidence when Claudia enlists the aid of her friend, Sanford King, to frame the judge's wife in similar circumstances. Relenting, the judge grants the divorce but allows Claudia custody of her child for six months of the year. Later Harry is fatally injured in an auto accident and makes a death-bed confession which exonerates Claudia. Landis then realizes the terrible wrong that he has done his wife and going to her penitently, is ... +


Spurred by her father's financial difficulties, Claudia Payton marries Jerome Landis for his wealth but later finds happiness in his love and her devotion to their infant son. Financial difficulties still plague Claudia, however, in the form of Landis' nephew Harry, who has played on her sympathies to extract an allowance from her. When Claudia is finally forced to tell Harry that she cannot give him another cent, he schemes to destroy her marriage by appearing in her bedroom and thus creating a compromising situation. Harry's plan works and Landis sues for divorce. The judge is about to grant it on circumstantial evidence when Claudia enlists the aid of her friend, Sanford King, to frame the judge's wife in similar circumstances. Relenting, the judge grants the divorce but allows Claudia custody of her child for six months of the year. Later Harry is fatally injured in an auto accident and makes a death-bed confession which exonerates Claudia. Landis then realizes the terrible wrong that he has done his wife and going to her penitently, is forgiven. +

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