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According to Wid's , Nell Hoffman was in the film rather than Nell Holman, who is listed by other reviews. No information has been located to determine which spelling is ... More Less

According to Wid's , Nell Hoffman was in the film rather than Nell Holman, who is listed by other reviews. No information has been located to determine which spelling is correct. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 May 17
p. 1680.
Motog
19 May 17
p. 1067.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3315.
MPW
26 May 17
p. 1301.
Wid's
3 May 17
pp. 285-86.
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Release Date:
25 April 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bethesda Carewe is the spoiled daughter of wealthy indulgent parents. When Mr. Carewe loses his fortune, he plans to replenish his bank accounts by marrying his daughter to the rich Mortimer Hunt. Bethesda refuses to cooperate however, and when Hunt calls at the house, she does everything in her power to repulse him. This only excites Hunt into wanting her more, so he plots with Mr. Carewe to kidnap Bethesda. She is taken into the mountains and held in a cabin until she is willing to admit that she loves the man she is unwilling to love. Hunt then arranges for a gang of desperadoes to lynch him, and to save the man she unwillingly loves, Bethesda declares her love for Hunt and proclaims that she will marry him ... +


Bethesda Carewe is the spoiled daughter of wealthy indulgent parents. When Mr. Carewe loses his fortune, he plans to replenish his bank accounts by marrying his daughter to the rich Mortimer Hunt. Bethesda refuses to cooperate however, and when Hunt calls at the house, she does everything in her power to repulse him. This only excites Hunt into wanting her more, so he plots with Mr. Carewe to kidnap Bethesda. She is taken into the mountains and held in a cabin until she is willing to admit that she loves the man she is unwilling to love. Hunt then arranges for a gang of desperadoes to lynch him, and to save the man she unwillingly loves, Bethesda declares her love for Hunt and proclaims that she will marry him immediately. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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