A Woman's Past (1915)

Drama | 11 November 1915

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HISTORY

Some sources credit Captain John King and Frank Powell as the scenarists for this ... More Less

Some sources credit Captain John King and Frank Powell as the scenarists for this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Dec 15
p. 1194.
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 67.
MPN
20 Nov 15
pp. 16-17, 44
MPN
23 Oct 15
p. 74.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 1674.
New York Times
20 Dec 15
p. 11.
Variety
19 Nov 15
p. 24.
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LITERARY
Based on the play A Woman's Past by Captain John King (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
14 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6968
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jane Hawley, an aspiring writer, gives in to the seductions of Howard Sterling, a magazine editor, but when later rejected by him, weds Captain Wilson Stanley. After Jane gives birth to Harrison, Wilson is sent to the Philippines to guard a leper colony. In financial ruins, Sterling returns to reingratiate himself with Jane and is seen embracing her by Wilson's father, who banishes Jane from the Stanley home. Informed of his wife's presumed adultery, a dazed Wilson exposes himself to the leprosy and spends several years in quarantine while Harrison grows up in a boarding school. Years later, Jane is accused of killing Sterling but is defended in court by Harrison, who is still unaware of her real identity. The condemned Jane is about to be sentenced when Wilson, the actual killer, confesses to his crime and reveals Harrison to be Jane and Sterling's ... +


Jane Hawley, an aspiring writer, gives in to the seductions of Howard Sterling, a magazine editor, but when later rejected by him, weds Captain Wilson Stanley. After Jane gives birth to Harrison, Wilson is sent to the Philippines to guard a leper colony. In financial ruins, Sterling returns to reingratiate himself with Jane and is seen embracing her by Wilson's father, who banishes Jane from the Stanley home. Informed of his wife's presumed adultery, a dazed Wilson exposes himself to the leprosy and spends several years in quarantine while Harrison grows up in a boarding school. Years later, Jane is accused of killing Sterling but is defended in court by Harrison, who is still unaware of her real identity. The condemned Jane is about to be sentenced when Wilson, the actual killer, confesses to his crime and reveals Harrison to be Jane and Sterling's son. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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