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Contemporary sources disagree about whether Mack's story was written for the screen or another ... More Less

Contemporary sources disagree about whether Mack's story was written for the screen or another medium. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Jun 16
p. 1396.
MPW
17 Jun 16
p. 2058.
NYDM
10 Jun 16
p. 28.
Variety
2 Jun 16
p. 17.
Wid's
8 Jun 16
p. 631.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "A Gutter Magdalen" by Willard Mack (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 June 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
16 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8296
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maida, a country girl, comes to the city with Jack Morgan, an unscrupulous gambler, but runs away after he robs Steve Boyce of $40,000 during a poker game. Maida takes a job with the Salvation Army and once again meets Steve, who, now penniless, has come looking for a handout. They fall in love, but when Steve proposes, Maida insists that she is not good enough for him because of her past relationship with Jack. Then, hoping to help Steve, Maida goes to Jack and asks him to return at least some of Steve's money. When he refuses, they start to struggle, and Maida shoots him with his own gun. Sheriff Barrett, who knows all about Jack, clears Maida of a murder charge, and then, after Maida returns the stolen money to Steve, she finally agrees to marry ... +


Maida, a country girl, comes to the city with Jack Morgan, an unscrupulous gambler, but runs away after he robs Steve Boyce of $40,000 during a poker game. Maida takes a job with the Salvation Army and once again meets Steve, who, now penniless, has come looking for a handout. They fall in love, but when Steve proposes, Maida insists that she is not good enough for him because of her past relationship with Jack. Then, hoping to help Steve, Maida goes to Jack and asks him to return at least some of Steve's money. When he refuses, they start to struggle, and Maida shoots him with his own gun. Sheriff Barrett, who knows all about Jack, clears Maida of a murder charge, and then, after Maida returns the stolen money to Steve, she finally agrees to marry him. +

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