The Woman Next Door (1915)

Drama | 1 September 1915

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HISTORY

This was the first release of the Kleine-Edison Feature Service. There was a pre-release trade showing in New York on 17 Aug 1915. Some scenes in the film were shot at the Eltinge Theater in New ... More Less

This was the first release of the Kleine-Edison Feature Service. There was a pre-release trade showing in New York on 17 Aug 1915. Some scenes in the film were shot at the Eltinge Theater in New York. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Sep 15
p. 477, 499
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 73.
MPW
11 Sep 15
p. 1842.
MPW
19 Jun 15
p. 55.
NYDM
25 Aug 15
p. 28.
Variety
10 Sep 15
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
George Kleine
Copyright Date:
1 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6473
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Mexico, Jack Lake, a promoter of worthless mines, overhears a plot by some Mexicans to kill young American engineer Tom Grayson. To gain Tom's favor, Lake alerts the authorities, who capture the plotters. Tom returns to his Connecticut village, where his mother, sister and father, an ex-judge, have befriended the woman living next door, who has been ostracized because she refuses to talk about her past. After Tom befriends the woman, Lake arrives and, to the woman's embarrassment, greets her with, "Why hello, Jenny." The woman admits to being the former Broadway actress Jenny Gay, whose divorce trial created scandalous headlines. She tells Tom that she married wealthy broker Ben Whittier to escape Lake's incessant entreaties. Lake's subsequent lies to Whittier, his friend, about Jenny aroused suspicions, which culminated when Lake, hiding in Jenny's closet one night, embraced her just as Whittier and two detectives entered. Meanwhile, Judge Grayson, suspicious of Lake's mining scheme, alerts the police. After Tom, once the intercollegiate heavyweight boxing champion, beats a confession out of Lake, Tom and Jenny become ... +


In Mexico, Jack Lake, a promoter of worthless mines, overhears a plot by some Mexicans to kill young American engineer Tom Grayson. To gain Tom's favor, Lake alerts the authorities, who capture the plotters. Tom returns to his Connecticut village, where his mother, sister and father, an ex-judge, have befriended the woman living next door, who has been ostracized because she refuses to talk about her past. After Tom befriends the woman, Lake arrives and, to the woman's embarrassment, greets her with, "Why hello, Jenny." The woman admits to being the former Broadway actress Jenny Gay, whose divorce trial created scandalous headlines. She tells Tom that she married wealthy broker Ben Whittier to escape Lake's incessant entreaties. Lake's subsequent lies to Whittier, his friend, about Jenny aroused suspicions, which culminated when Lake, hiding in Jenny's closet one night, embraced her just as Whittier and two detectives entered. Meanwhile, Judge Grayson, suspicious of Lake's mining scheme, alerts the police. After Tom, once the intercollegiate heavyweight boxing champion, beats a confession out of Lake, Tom and Jenny become engaged. +

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

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