The Runaway Wife (1915)

Melodrama | 9 August 1915

Director:

Kenean Buel

Production Company:

Kalem Co.
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HISTORY

Two contemporary sources credit Otto Kruger with the role of "Arthur," while two other contemporary sources credit Lowell Stuart with the ... More Less

Two contemporary sources credit Otto Kruger with the role of "Arthur," while two other contemporary sources credit Lowell Stuart with the role. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Kalem
Aug 1915.
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Motog
14 Aug 15
p. 325.
MPN
14 Aug 15
p. 84.
MPW
6 Mar 15
p. 65.
NYDM
28 Jul 15
p. 26.
Variety
27 Aug 15
p. 20.
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Broadway Favorites
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Runaway Wife by Mckee Rankin (production undetermined).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
9 August 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Eastman, a promising young artist, marries Alice, the daughter of a ruined banker who killed himself. Eastman then goes blind from overwork, struggling to support Alice in the manner to which she had been accustomed. With their son Arthur, they go to live with Eastman's sister-in-law Hester, who makes Alice's life miserable. She runs away to become a wealthy woman's traveling companion and sends her earnings to Eastman. Hester intercepts the letters and leads Eastman to believe that Alice eloped with her former suitor, wealthy banker Talbot Vane. Eventually, Hester drives out Eastman and Arthur. After the cheap hotel in which they stay burns down, Alice reads of their deaths and marries Vane. Years later, Arthur, now a famous artist, takes his father to a London eye specialist. When Arthur falls in love with Vane's niece Lillian, Alice is shocked to discover that he is alive. Eastman, now cured, denounces Alice, but after Vane dies in a steeplechase accident, and Hester's deathbed confession arrives, Eastman and Alice ... +


Eastman, a promising young artist, marries Alice, the daughter of a ruined banker who killed himself. Eastman then goes blind from overwork, struggling to support Alice in the manner to which she had been accustomed. With their son Arthur, they go to live with Eastman's sister-in-law Hester, who makes Alice's life miserable. She runs away to become a wealthy woman's traveling companion and sends her earnings to Eastman. Hester intercepts the letters and leads Eastman to believe that Alice eloped with her former suitor, wealthy banker Talbot Vane. Eventually, Hester drives out Eastman and Arthur. After the cheap hotel in which they stay burns down, Alice reads of their deaths and marries Vane. Years later, Arthur, now a famous artist, takes his father to a London eye specialist. When Arthur falls in love with Vane's niece Lillian, Alice is shocked to discover that he is alive. Eastman, now cured, denounces Alice, but after Vane dies in a steeplechase accident, and Hester's deathbed confession arrives, Eastman and Alice embrace. +

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