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Thomas Heffron directed part of the film, according to a pre-release news item. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Apr 15
p. 533.
Motog
29 May 15
pp. 861-62.
Motog
5 Jun 15
p. 923.
MPN
11 Dec 15
p. 19.
MPN
15 May 15
p. 69.
MPN
29 May 15
p. 49.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 62.
MPN
12 Jun 15
p. 69.
MPW
5 Jun 15
p. 1623, 1692
NYDM
9 Jun 15
p. 28.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs (Indianapolis, 1905).
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
19 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5422
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Because his wife Valerie refuses to abandon her theatrical career, Justin Carew leaves her and accepts a position as Philo Ocumpaugh's private secretary. Philo's wife Marion, believing that a child will revive her loveless marriage, begs her physician, Dr. Pool, to find a baby for her, whereupon the doctor, knowing that Valerie is pregnant, forces her to sell her baby to Marion. While working in his Western mines, Philo hears that Marion has borne a baby girl, and consequently returns to his wife and little daughter Gwendolyn. Ten years later, Valerie retires from the stage and requests that Pool restore her long-lost daughter. Valerie now resides near the Ocumpaugh's, and when she realizes that Gwendolyn is her own child, she resolves to kidnap the girl so that Pool may not swindle her again. The child, however, has disappeared, but after various accusations are made, Marion confesses that, frightened of losing Gwendolyn, she hid her away in a secret room. Philo forgives his wife, who returns the girl to her real parents, while Justin and his reunited family begin a new ... +


Because his wife Valerie refuses to abandon her theatrical career, Justin Carew leaves her and accepts a position as Philo Ocumpaugh's private secretary. Philo's wife Marion, believing that a child will revive her loveless marriage, begs her physician, Dr. Pool, to find a baby for her, whereupon the doctor, knowing that Valerie is pregnant, forces her to sell her baby to Marion. While working in his Western mines, Philo hears that Marion has borne a baby girl, and consequently returns to his wife and little daughter Gwendolyn. Ten years later, Valerie retires from the stage and requests that Pool restore her long-lost daughter. Valerie now resides near the Ocumpaugh's, and when she realizes that Gwendolyn is her own child, she resolves to kidnap the girl so that Pool may not swindle her again. The child, however, has disappeared, but after various accusations are made, Marion confesses that, frightened of losing Gwendolyn, she hid her away in a secret room. Philo forgives his wife, who returns the girl to her real parents, while Justin and his reunited family begin a new life. +

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