Under the Gaslight (1914)

Melodrama | 1914

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HISTORY

Biograph re-issued the film in a three reel version in Oct ... More Less

Biograph re-issued the film in a three reel version in Oct 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
27 Nov 14
p. 24.
Motog
5 Dec 14
p. 794.
MPN
4 Oct 16
p. 2718.
MPW
21 Nov 14
p. 1148.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
PRODUCTION TEXT
Special Features Dept.
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Under the Gaslight
Or, Life and Love in These Times by Augustin Daly (New York, 1867, ca. Aug 1895).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1914
Copyright Claimant:
Klaw and Erlanger Protective Amusement Co.
Copyright Date:
13 November 1914
Copyright Number:
LP3745
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Judas, a servant for the Courtland family, is fired for stealing. Out of revenge, she substitutes her own baby daughter for that of the Courtlands so that Pearl is raised by the Courtlands as an heiress while Judas and her evil husband William Byke raise Laura as a thief. When Laura is caught stealing by the Courtlands, they are touched by her predicament and decide to adopt her after giving Byke a settlement. Twenty years later, the Courtlands die, leaving their money equally divided between Pearl and Laura. Pearl loves Ray Trafford, one of Laura's suitors, and tries to profit from Laura's predicament when Byke attempts to blackmail her. In the end, Byke is killed and it is revealed that Laura is actually the Courtlands' daughter. Pearl then begs Laura's forgiveness, which is ... +


Judas, a servant for the Courtland family, is fired for stealing. Out of revenge, she substitutes her own baby daughter for that of the Courtlands so that Pearl is raised by the Courtlands as an heiress while Judas and her evil husband William Byke raise Laura as a thief. When Laura is caught stealing by the Courtlands, they are touched by her predicament and decide to adopt her after giving Byke a settlement. Twenty years later, the Courtlands die, leaving their money equally divided between Pearl and Laura. Pearl loves Ray Trafford, one of Laura's suitors, and tries to profit from Laura's predicament when Byke attempts to blackmail her. In the end, Byke is killed and it is revealed that Laura is actually the Courtlands' daughter. Pearl then begs Laura's forgiveness, which is granted. +

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Subject

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

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