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According to an ad, this film was originally scheduled to be made in 1915 by the Masterpiece Film Mfg. Co., which disbanded either during production or before production was completed. The film was re-issued by Fox in ... More Less

According to an ad, this film was originally scheduled to be made in 1915 by the Masterpiece Film Mfg. Co., which disbanded either during production or before production was completed. The film was re-issued by Fox in 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Jun 18
p. 198.
ETR
29 Jun 18
p. 320.
Motog
8 Jul 16
p. 99.
MPN
13 Oct 16
p. 28.
MPN
3 Jul 15
p. 53.
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 77.
MPN
25 Mar 16
p. 1739.
MPN
1 Apr 16
p. 1921.
MPW
8 Apr 16
p. 277.
MPW
22 Jun 18
p. 1756.
MPW
6 Jul 18
p. 116.
Variety
24 Mar 16
p. 24.
Wid's
23 Mar 16
p. 456.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
19 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7860
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jason Orry vows to kill his father for abandoning Jason's mother years before, but Stephen Orry dies a natural death, so Jason seeks revenge against Sunlocks, Stephen's son by another wife. The half brothers fall in love with the same woman, Greeba, but she loves only Sunlocks. Jason learns that Sunlocks and Greeba have left for Iceland, and so follows them there, still not sure what Sunlocks looks like. In Iceland, Jason is imprisoned and shackled to another man. After the two escape, and Greeba embraces the other man, Jason realizes that he had been chained to his enemy, Sunlocks. While Jason is pardoned, Sunlocks is recaptured and sentenced to be shot. Jason, aware of Greeba's grief, releases Sunlocks, remains in Sunlocks' cell and is executed in the place of the man he had sworn to ... +


Jason Orry vows to kill his father for abandoning Jason's mother years before, but Stephen Orry dies a natural death, so Jason seeks revenge against Sunlocks, Stephen's son by another wife. The half brothers fall in love with the same woman, Greeba, but she loves only Sunlocks. Jason learns that Sunlocks and Greeba have left for Iceland, and so follows them there, still not sure what Sunlocks looks like. In Iceland, Jason is imprisoned and shackled to another man. After the two escape, and Greeba embraces the other man, Jason realizes that he had been chained to his enemy, Sunlocks. While Jason is pardoned, Sunlocks is recaptured and sentenced to be shot. Jason, aware of Greeba's grief, releases Sunlocks, remains in Sunlocks' cell and is executed in the place of the man he had sworn to kill. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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