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NYDM credits Cecil B. DeMille with the direction, while all other sources list George Melford as the director. This was the film debut of stage actress Edith Wynne Mathison and May Allison. Some scenes were shot in the Mojave desert, underground in the old Tropico ... More Less

NYDM credits Cecil B. DeMille with the direction, while all other sources list George Melford as the director. This was the film debut of stage actress Edith Wynne Mathison and May Allison. Some scenes were shot in the Mojave desert, underground in the old Tropico mine. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
27 Mar 15
p. 60.
MPW
24 Apr 15
p. 644.
NYDM
24 Mar 15
p. 28.
Variety
6 Feb 15
p. 44.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
In association with
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Governor's Lady by Alice Bradley (New York, 10 Sep 1912).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 March 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 March 1915
Copyright Number:
LU4656
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Daniel Slade, a miner, leads a humble life in a mountain cabin with his wife Mary. They both look forward to the birth of their child and are greatly disappointed when Mary has a miscarriage. After Daniel discovers gold, their newly acquired wealth creates a division between them; while Daniel becomes ambitious to join higher society and make a name for himself, Mary wants to keep her homey ways. In the city, Mary refuses to meet Daniel's political friends fearing she will embarrass him. When Daniel, tired of Mary, announces his intention to divorce her and marry Katherine Strickland, the daughter of his friend, Senator Strickland, who has encouraged him to enter politics, Mary makes Katherine see what she is doing is wrong. Mary goes back to her cabin, and although Daniel becomes governor, he realizes he loves Mary and persuades her to return. Katherine is forgiven by her sweetheart, and Mary takes her place in society as the governor's ... +


Daniel Slade, a miner, leads a humble life in a mountain cabin with his wife Mary. They both look forward to the birth of their child and are greatly disappointed when Mary has a miscarriage. After Daniel discovers gold, their newly acquired wealth creates a division between them; while Daniel becomes ambitious to join higher society and make a name for himself, Mary wants to keep her homey ways. In the city, Mary refuses to meet Daniel's political friends fearing she will embarrass him. When Daniel, tired of Mary, announces his intention to divorce her and marry Katherine Strickland, the daughter of his friend, Senator Strickland, who has encouraged him to enter politics, Mary makes Katherine see what she is doing is wrong. Mary goes back to her cabin, and although Daniel becomes governor, he realizes he loves Mary and persuades her to return. Katherine is forgiven by her sweetheart, and Mary takes her place in society as the governor's lady. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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