The Fool's Revenge (1916)

Drama | 13 February 1916

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HISTORY

The film was copyrighted at six ... More Less

The film was copyrighted at six reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1177.
MPW
26 Feb 16
p. 1370.
MPW
4 Mar 16
p. 1487.
Variety
18 Feb 16
p. 23.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Fool's Revenge by Tom Taylor (New York, 28 Mar 1864).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
13 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7621
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Anson kills his wife when he discovers that she has been having an affair with Randall, and then spends all of his time caring for his daughter Ethel and planning revenge. As a result, when he learns that Mendell, Randall's friend, is interested in Randall's wife, he does his best to encourage the affair. Mendell also has an interest in Ethel, however, and kidnaps her in order to seduce her. Anson hears of the abduction and, thinking that the woman is Mrs. Randall, devises a plan in which she is drugged and then taken to a cottage with Mendell, after which Randall is notified of the liaison. Instead of avenging himself on Randall, though, Anson has really caused the ruin of his own daughter, since it is she and not Mrs. Randall who is discovered in the cottage with ... +


Anson kills his wife when he discovers that she has been having an affair with Randall, and then spends all of his time caring for his daughter Ethel and planning revenge. As a result, when he learns that Mendell, Randall's friend, is interested in Randall's wife, he does his best to encourage the affair. Mendell also has an interest in Ethel, however, and kidnaps her in order to seduce her. Anson hears of the abduction and, thinking that the woman is Mrs. Randall, devises a plan in which she is drugged and then taken to a cottage with Mendell, after which Randall is notified of the liaison. Instead of avenging himself on Randall, though, Anson has really caused the ruin of his own daughter, since it is she and not Mrs. Randall who is discovered in the cottage with Mendell. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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