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The original director of the film was Lorimer Johnston . The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 16 Jan ... More Less

The original director of the film was Lorimer Johnston . The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 16 Jan 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
7 Aug 15
p. 246.
Motog
2 Cct 1915
p. 684.
Motog
5 Feb 16
p. 314.
MPN
21 Oct 16
p. 381.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 671.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 794.
New York Times
17 Jan 16
p. 20.
Variety
28 Jan 16
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
18 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7445
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After secretly marrying Dorothy Arden, his father Godfrey's secretary, Robert Lovell has an argument with her on a yacht trip, and so begins a flirtation with Dorothy Casselis, whom Godfrey wants him to marry. Then, a storm strands Robert and the two women on an island, and Robert loses his memory in an accident. His wife tries to convince him that they are, indeed, married, prompting the other Dorothy, who believes the secretary wants to win Robert away from her, to insist that she herself is his wife. A confused Robert welcomes the rescuers when they arrive a few days later, and he soon regains his memory. He then recognizes his real wife, and after telling his father about the secret wedding, manages to win Godfrey's approval of the ... +


After secretly marrying Dorothy Arden, his father Godfrey's secretary, Robert Lovell has an argument with her on a yacht trip, and so begins a flirtation with Dorothy Casselis, whom Godfrey wants him to marry. Then, a storm strands Robert and the two women on an island, and Robert loses his memory in an accident. His wife tries to convince him that they are, indeed, married, prompting the other Dorothy, who believes the secretary wants to win Robert away from her, to insist that she herself is his wife. A confused Robert welcomes the rescuers when they arrive a few days later, and he soon regains his memory. He then recognizes his real wife, and after telling his father about the secret wedding, manages to win Godfrey's approval of the marriage. +

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

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