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Pre-production articles refer to Rolfe Photoplays, Inc. as the producing company, but reviews and advertisements give production credit to Columbia ... More Less

Pre-production articles refer to Rolfe Photoplays, Inc. as the producing company, but reviews and advertisements give production credit to Columbia Pictures. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Sep 15
p. 571.
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1506.
MPN
9 Oct 15
p. 83.
MPN
25 Sep 15
p. 2249.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 118.
MPN
13 Nov 15
pp. 20-21.
MPN
27 Nov 15
pp. 90-91.
MPW
30 Oct 15
p. 1032.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1506.
Variety
19 Nov 15
p. 23
Wid's
2 Dec 1915.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Woman Pays by Florence Gerald (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6945
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In spite of his poverty, John Langton wins the hand of Beth Coventry, and the young couple lives happily in their "Love Cottage", until Connie Beverly falls in love with John and plots to destroy the marriage. Aided by Philip Murdock, Beth's former suitor, Beverly sows the seeds of discontent by appealing to Beth's one vice, vanity. Convinced by the two schemers that her allowance is too meager, Beth drives John into debt and finally to crime. The couple separates and while John works to recoup the money he has misappropriated from Beth's wealthy aunt, Beth indulges in a carefree social life. While attending a lavish ball, Beth is struck by lightning and is left with a prominent facial scar. Fearful of John's pity, she goes to live in seclusion with her aunt, but when she discovers John's monetary sacrifices, she returns to their home, arriving in time to prevent his ... +


In spite of his poverty, John Langton wins the hand of Beth Coventry, and the young couple lives happily in their "Love Cottage", until Connie Beverly falls in love with John and plots to destroy the marriage. Aided by Philip Murdock, Beth's former suitor, Beverly sows the seeds of discontent by appealing to Beth's one vice, vanity. Convinced by the two schemers that her allowance is too meager, Beth drives John into debt and finally to crime. The couple separates and while John works to recoup the money he has misappropriated from Beth's wealthy aunt, Beth indulges in a carefree social life. While attending a lavish ball, Beth is struck by lightning and is left with a prominent facial scar. Fearful of John's pity, she goes to live in seclusion with her aunt, but when she discovers John's monetary sacrifices, she returns to their home, arriving in time to prevent his suicide. +

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