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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Mar 17
p. 906.
Motog
3 Mar 17
p. 483.
MPN
10 Mar 17
p. 1571.
MPW
7 Apr 17
p. 123, 128
NYDM
3 Mar 17
p. 26.
Wid's
1 Mar 17
pp. 140-41.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10207
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When his wife Grace inherits her father's stock, John Miller, the president of the Western Power and Development Company, becomes a millionaire and moves to New York with his family. Beset by business problems, Miller pays little attention to his wife, and Grace, feeling neglected, takes up with a bohemian set. Among her new acquaintances she meets Stuart Mordant, the attorney for Thomas Hurd, a business rival of Miller's. Grace seeks refuge from loneliness in Mordant, who makes a bargain with Hurd to gain control of her husband's company for half a million dollars. Mordant succeeds in compromising Grace and Miller, finding evidence of his wife's betrayal, insists upon a divorce. Grace transfers her stock to Mordant, and at the stockholders' meeting, Hurd demands Miller's resignation. He is about to comply when Grace enters, exposes Mordant and destroys the transfer. Miller offers Mordant a pistol, suggesting that suicide is his only honorable alternative. Mordant takes the gun and leaves the room, but escapes to Europe, leaving behind a note which exonerates Grace. Grace and Miller then decide to unravel their problems ... +


When his wife Grace inherits her father's stock, John Miller, the president of the Western Power and Development Company, becomes a millionaire and moves to New York with his family. Beset by business problems, Miller pays little attention to his wife, and Grace, feeling neglected, takes up with a bohemian set. Among her new acquaintances she meets Stuart Mordant, the attorney for Thomas Hurd, a business rival of Miller's. Grace seeks refuge from loneliness in Mordant, who makes a bargain with Hurd to gain control of her husband's company for half a million dollars. Mordant succeeds in compromising Grace and Miller, finding evidence of his wife's betrayal, insists upon a divorce. Grace transfers her stock to Mordant, and at the stockholders' meeting, Hurd demands Miller's resignation. He is about to comply when Grace enters, exposes Mordant and destroys the transfer. Miller offers Mordant a pistol, suggesting that suicide is his only honorable alternative. Mordant takes the gun and leaves the room, but escapes to Europe, leaving behind a note which exonerates Grace. Grace and Miller then decide to unravel their problems together. +

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