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Motog
15 Jan 16
p. 134.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 66, 79, 106-07.
MPN
1 Jan 16
p. 3.
MPN
13 Aug 15
p. 18.
MPW
1 Jan 16
pp. 95-96.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 308.
New York Times
27 Dec 15
p. 9.
NYDM
8 Jan 16
p. 28.
Variety
31 Dec 15
p. 24.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Lydia Gilmore by Henry Arthur Jones (New York, 1 Feb 1912).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
20 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LU7249
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although she loves humble Ralph Benham, Lydia marries the wealthy Dr. Gilmore at the request of her guardian aunt. After a few years, Gilmore becomes involved with Mrs. Stracey, a family friend, but is discovered and confronted by Mr. Stracey, who is killed by Gilmore during an ensuing fight. To protect her son Ned, Lydia agrees to lie to the authorities about Gilmore's whereabouts and is counseled on her trial testimony by a sympathetic Ralph, who, by coincidence, is the prosecutor in the case. In court, Lydia repeats her protective lies, but her story is thrown into question when her servant testifies that Ralph visited Lydia on the night of the murder. Suspicious, the judge demands that Ned be called to the witness stand, but unable to allow her son to lie under oath, Lydia finally confesses. Faced with a severe sentence, Gilmore commits suicide, and Lydia suffers a nervous breakdown but is cared for tenderly by Ralph and his ... +


Although she loves humble Ralph Benham, Lydia marries the wealthy Dr. Gilmore at the request of her guardian aunt. After a few years, Gilmore becomes involved with Mrs. Stracey, a family friend, but is discovered and confronted by Mr. Stracey, who is killed by Gilmore during an ensuing fight. To protect her son Ned, Lydia agrees to lie to the authorities about Gilmore's whereabouts and is counseled on her trial testimony by a sympathetic Ralph, who, by coincidence, is the prosecutor in the case. In court, Lydia repeats her protective lies, but her story is thrown into question when her servant testifies that Ralph visited Lydia on the night of the murder. Suspicious, the judge demands that Ned be called to the witness stand, but unable to allow her son to lie under oath, Lydia finally confesses. Faced with a severe sentence, Gilmore commits suicide, and Lydia suffers a nervous breakdown but is cared for tenderly by Ralph and his sister. +

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