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This film was also known as The Ambition of Mark Truitt . It was remade in 1919 as Fruits of Passion , by McClure Productions, Inc. (see below ... More Less

This film was also known as The Ambition of Mark Truitt . It was remade in 1919 as Fruits of Passion , by McClure Productions, Inc. (see below listing). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
8 Sep 16
p. 20.
MPN
22 Jan 16
p. 353, 363
MPN
29 Jan 16
p. 561.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 792, 848
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Ambition of Mark Truitt
Release Date:
31 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7559
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mark Truitt dreams of becoming a steel magnate, so he leaves his home in the country, as well as his sweetheart Unity and settles in Pittsburgh. He starts out as a laborer in the steel mill, but soon becomes a foreman and then a superintendent. Mark lives with the shop foreman, whose daughter Kazia falls in love with him. Truitt, however, returns alone to his hometown and builds his own mill. Wealthy now, he marries Unity, but money changes her, and so the couple gets a divorce. In the end, Mark goes back to Pittsburgh, finds Kazia, who has never stopped loving him, and marries ... +


Mark Truitt dreams of becoming a steel magnate, so he leaves his home in the country, as well as his sweetheart Unity and settles in Pittsburgh. He starts out as a laborer in the steel mill, but soon becomes a foreman and then a superintendent. Mark lives with the shop foreman, whose daughter Kazia falls in love with him. Truitt, however, returns alone to his hometown and builds his own mill. Wealthy now, he marries Unity, but money changes her, and so the couple gets a divorce. In the end, Mark goes back to Pittsburgh, finds Kazia, who has never stopped loving him, and marries her. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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