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DATE
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Motog
26 Aug 16
p. 499.
MPN
19 Aug 16
p. 1098.
MPW
12 Aug 16
p. 1058 (ad insert).
MPW
10 Jul 15
p. 92.
MPW
9 Sep 16
p. 1752.
NYDM
12 Aug 16
p. 22.
Wid's
10 Aug 16
p. 773.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Alibi by George Allan England (Boston, 1916).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
15 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8706
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To help his dying father, assistant bank cashier Arthur Mansfield enters a false sum in the bank's account book, but before carrying out the embezzlement, he confesses to cashier Slayton, his superior. Slayton, who needs money to pay for his unsuccessful speculations, goes at night to take the money that Mansfield planned to embezzle, so that Mansfield will take the blame. Slayton shoots a watchman who confronts him and leaves evidence to frame Mansfield. Despite Mansfield's conviction for second-degree murder, his fiancée Enid, the bank president's daughter, believes in his innocence and hires a detective. When Slayton, out of curiosity, visits Mansfield in prison, Mansfield vows revenge. Slayton gradually becomes overcome with fear that Mansfield will escape, and when Mansfield does escape and arrives at Slayton's home, Slayton commits suicide. Mansfield is sought as Slayton's murderer, but Enid's detective finds a suicide note to Slayton's wife that establishes Mansfield's innocence. Mansfield regains his former position and resumes his romance with ... +


To help his dying father, assistant bank cashier Arthur Mansfield enters a false sum in the bank's account book, but before carrying out the embezzlement, he confesses to cashier Slayton, his superior. Slayton, who needs money to pay for his unsuccessful speculations, goes at night to take the money that Mansfield planned to embezzle, so that Mansfield will take the blame. Slayton shoots a watchman who confronts him and leaves evidence to frame Mansfield. Despite Mansfield's conviction for second-degree murder, his fiancée Enid, the bank president's daughter, believes in his innocence and hires a detective. When Slayton, out of curiosity, visits Mansfield in prison, Mansfield vows revenge. Slayton gradually becomes overcome with fear that Mansfield will escape, and when Mansfield does escape and arrives at Slayton's home, Slayton commits suicide. Mansfield is sought as Slayton's murderer, but Enid's detective finds a suicide note to Slayton's wife that establishes Mansfield's innocence. Mansfield regains his former position and resumes his romance with Enid. +

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