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The 1914 Balboa film The Will O' the Wisp , directed by Henry Otto and starring Jackie Saunders and Henry King (see entry) was, according to informtion in MPW , inspired by the play Hazel Kirke . Neither the 1914 film nor he play are strongly similar in plot to the 1916 ... More Less

The 1914 Balboa film The Will O' the Wisp , directed by Henry Otto and starring Jackie Saunders and Henry King (see entry) was, according to informtion in MPW , inspired by the play Hazel Kirke . Neither the 1914 film nor he play are strongly similar in plot to the 1916 film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Feb 16
p. 427.
MPN
12 Feb 16
p. 863.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 842.
MPW
8 Apr 16
p. 2063.
NYDM
26 Feb 16
p. 32.
Variety
4 Feb 16
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Frères
Copyright Date:
8 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7581
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While Hazel Kirke, a miller's daughter, is away at school, she falls in love with and quietly marries, Arthur Carringford, a young millionaire. Arthur's mother, however, who disapproves of Hazel's lower class background, tells her that the marriage is not a legal one, because a servant, always aware of the family's best interests, hired a fake minister to perform the ceremony. Despondent, Hazel returns to her parents' home and then tries to drown herself. Arthur, however, having come after Hazel, rescues her and tells her that the servant made a mistake. The minister was indeed a real one, so Arthur and Hazel have always been and will continue to be, husband and ... +


While Hazel Kirke, a miller's daughter, is away at school, she falls in love with and quietly marries, Arthur Carringford, a young millionaire. Arthur's mother, however, who disapproves of Hazel's lower class background, tells her that the marriage is not a legal one, because a servant, always aware of the family's best interests, hired a fake minister to perform the ceremony. Despondent, Hazel returns to her parents' home and then tries to drown herself. Arthur, however, having come after Hazel, rescues her and tells her that the servant made a mistake. The minister was indeed a real one, so Arthur and Hazel have always been and will continue to be, husband and wife. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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