The Luring Lights (1915)

Drama | 29 November 1915

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 85, 106
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 97.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1536.
MPW
27 Mar 15
p. 50.
NYDM
20 Nov 15
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 November 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To escape her harsh-tempered aunt, Anna joins a traveling repertory company where she meets and falls in love with Darnton, the stage "villain," who with Anna's support, conquers a serious drinking problem. When the troop disbands in New York, however, Anna takes up with Rita, a wild city girl. Rita introduces Anna to Marbridge, a theatrical agent who tries unsuccessfully to force himself on her. After a fight with Darnton, Anna joins Rita and her carousing friends in a car ride that ends in a nearly fatal crash. Sobered by her experiences, Anna reconciles with Darnton, but when she receives the starring role in the company's next show, Enwright, the theater manager, sends Darnton to Chicago to curtail any romantic intrigues during the production. Anna grows increasingly depressed by his absence and, concerned with her performance, Enwright finally reinstates Darnton as the show's villain, to Anna's great ... +


To escape her harsh-tempered aunt, Anna joins a traveling repertory company where she meets and falls in love with Darnton, the stage "villain," who with Anna's support, conquers a serious drinking problem. When the troop disbands in New York, however, Anna takes up with Rita, a wild city girl. Rita introduces Anna to Marbridge, a theatrical agent who tries unsuccessfully to force himself on her. After a fight with Darnton, Anna joins Rita and her carousing friends in a car ride that ends in a nearly fatal crash. Sobered by her experiences, Anna reconciles with Darnton, but when she receives the starring role in the company's next show, Enwright, the theater manager, sends Darnton to Chicago to curtail any romantic intrigues during the production. Anna grows increasingly depressed by his absence and, concerned with her performance, Enwright finally reinstates Darnton as the show's villain, to Anna's great delight. +

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