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The film was shot at the Selig Mission Zoo in Los ... More Less

The film was shot at the Selig Mission Zoo in Los Angeles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1081, 1106
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 60.
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 73.
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 93, 100
MPN
23 Oct 15
p. 74.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 65, 76
MPN
20 Nov 15
p. 81.
MPW
13 Nov 15
p. 1321.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1562.
NYDM
13 Nov 15
p. 27, 28
Wid's
25 Nov 1915.
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CAST
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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DIRECTOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Sweet Alyssum: A Story of the Indiana Oil Fields" by Charles Major in The Red Book Magazine (May 1911).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
18 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6777
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wanting the finery that her husband Roanoke's money cannot buy, Daisy Brooks enters into an affair with Robert Garlan, a more prosperous, powerful man. When Roanoke discovers Daisy's adultery, he shames her into suicide, and the lover, his employer, leaps to his death in a similar fashion. Roanoke takes his daughter Sweet Alyssum to live in the country, while Garlan's son Wynne grows up in the city. Years pass and Wynne marries, but his bank clerk salary cannot satisfy his wife's needs. Like Daisy before her, Wynne's wife becomes involved with another man, Thurlow, a cashier who steals from the bank register. Implicated in the crime, Wynne flees and ends up working on Roanoke's land as an oil prospector. He falls in love with the now-mature Daisy and, upon receiving news of his divorce, elopes with her. A child is born, but Thurlow shows up and accuses Wynne of bigamy and theft. After much confusion and anger on Roanoke's part, the truth is revealed and the family prospers, free of ... +


Wanting the finery that her husband Roanoke's money cannot buy, Daisy Brooks enters into an affair with Robert Garlan, a more prosperous, powerful man. When Roanoke discovers Daisy's adultery, he shames her into suicide, and the lover, his employer, leaps to his death in a similar fashion. Roanoke takes his daughter Sweet Alyssum to live in the country, while Garlan's son Wynne grows up in the city. Years pass and Wynne marries, but his bank clerk salary cannot satisfy his wife's needs. Like Daisy before her, Wynne's wife becomes involved with another man, Thurlow, a cashier who steals from the bank register. Implicated in the crime, Wynne flees and ends up working on Roanoke's land as an oil prospector. He falls in love with the now-mature Daisy and, upon receiving news of his divorce, elopes with her. A child is born, but Thurlow shows up and accuses Wynne of bigamy and theft. After much confusion and anger on Roanoke's part, the truth is revealed and the family prospers, free of sin. +

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

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