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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
27 Nov 15
p. 1139, 1164
MPN
14 Aug 15
p. 87.
MPN
20 Nov 15
p. 67.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 60, 73, 93
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 95.
MPN
18 Dec 15
p. 64.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 1675.
MPW
4 Dec 15
p. 1907.
NYDM
25 Aug 15
p. 24.
NYDM
4 Dec 15
p. 28.
Variety
3 Dec 15
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Gold Rooster Plays
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Mary's Lamb by Richard Carle (New York, 25 May 1908).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Frères
Copyright Date:
3 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LU7116
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unhappily wed to Mary Miranda Lamb, Leander Lamb, a meek entomologist, desires the widow next door and enjoys watching her take daily laps at the local swimming hole. Caught in this voyeuristic activity, Leander is chased and chastised by his plump wife, but the widow takes advantage of his affections and invites him to her studio to demonstrate a new provocative dance step. Once again, Mary interrupts the show, and Leander, in his night clothes, feigns sleepwalking to save himself, a convincing act that is undone later when Mary finds a note from the widow on the bedroom dresser. To counter Mary's accusations, Leander invites Blackwell, a former schoolmate, to visit and then encourages him to tell a particularly compromising story about Mary's single days. As punishment, Mary is sent to the stocks by her husband, who concludes finally that any wife is better than no wife and returns home, no longer Mary's ... +


Unhappily wed to Mary Miranda Lamb, Leander Lamb, a meek entomologist, desires the widow next door and enjoys watching her take daily laps at the local swimming hole. Caught in this voyeuristic activity, Leander is chased and chastised by his plump wife, but the widow takes advantage of his affections and invites him to her studio to demonstrate a new provocative dance step. Once again, Mary interrupts the show, and Leander, in his night clothes, feigns sleepwalking to save himself, a convincing act that is undone later when Mary finds a note from the widow on the bedroom dresser. To counter Mary's accusations, Leander invites Blackwell, a former schoolmate, to visit and then encourages him to tell a particularly compromising story about Mary's single days. As punishment, Mary is sent to the stocks by her husband, who concludes finally that any wife is better than no wife and returns home, no longer Mary's lamb. +

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

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