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William A. Brady, who produced the movie, was one of the producers of the play in 1915. Montagu Love and Dion Titheradge appeared in the original production of the ... More Less

William A. Brady, who produced the movie, was one of the producers of the play in 1915. Montagu Love and Dion Titheradge appeared in the original production of the play. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Sep 16
p. 555.
MPN
2 Sep 16
p. 1401.
MPW
2 Sep 16
p. 1528, 1603
Variety
5 Aug 16
p. 1006.
Wid's
24 Aug 16
815
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp
Copyright Date:
22 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8971
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Doris Baker's extravagances force her husband Richard to speculate with bank funds. In order to make his scheme foolproof, Richard enlists the aid of the bank director, who demands in return that Doris receive his unpopular wife socially. Doris, however, is primarily concerned with young millionaire Patrick Alliston, and so, when she ignores the woman, the bank director backs out of the deal and leaves Richard penniless. Then, while Doris prepares to accompany Patrick on a trip to Japan, Richard, despondent over his failed marriage and lost fortune, tries to kill himself. When Doris hears about the unsuccessful suicide attempt, she realizes that she is to blame for all of Richard's problems and decides to return to him, after which Richard's financial situation quickly ... +


Doris Baker's extravagances force her husband Richard to speculate with bank funds. In order to make his scheme foolproof, Richard enlists the aid of the bank director, who demands in return that Doris receive his unpopular wife socially. Doris, however, is primarily concerned with young millionaire Patrick Alliston, and so, when she ignores the woman, the bank director backs out of the deal and leaves Richard penniless. Then, while Doris prepares to accompany Patrick on a trip to Japan, Richard, despondent over his failed marriage and lost fortune, tries to kill himself. When Doris hears about the unsuccessful suicide attempt, she realizes that she is to blame for all of Richard's problems and decides to return to him, after which Richard's financial situation quickly improves. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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