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This film was the first feature release of William Randolph Hearst's International Film ... More Less

This film was the first feature release of William Randolph Hearst's International Film Service. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Jul 16
p. 213.
MPN
15 Jul 16
p. 281.
MPN
16 Dec 16
p. 3857.
MPW
26 Aug 16
p. 1452.
NYDM
10 Jun 16
p. 26.
NYDM
15 Jul 16
p. 28.
NYDM
5 Aug 16
p. 20.
Variety
14 Jul 16
p. 18.
Wid's
14 Sep 16
p. 912.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Jaffery by William John Locke (New York, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
International Film Service, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9676
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In order to make a name for himself, Adrian Boldero publishes a late friend's novel as his own, and is soon hailed as a literary genius. The pressure mounts to write a second masterpiece, but Adrian dies without producing another acceptable manuscript. Even though he has discovered the fraud, Jaffery, a friend of the famous "writer," presents Adrian's widow Doria, whom he has always loved, with a novel of his own, and tells her that it had been left by her husband. After the success of the new book, Doria learns the truth about Adrian's literary output and, primarily out of gratitude, offers to marry Jaffery. By this time, however, Jaffery has cooled towards Doria, and has become engaged to Liosha, whom he met in the Balkans during his time spent there as a war ... +


In order to make a name for himself, Adrian Boldero publishes a late friend's novel as his own, and is soon hailed as a literary genius. The pressure mounts to write a second masterpiece, but Adrian dies without producing another acceptable manuscript. Even though he has discovered the fraud, Jaffery, a friend of the famous "writer," presents Adrian's widow Doria, whom he has always loved, with a novel of his own, and tells her that it had been left by her husband. After the success of the new book, Doria learns the truth about Adrian's literary output and, primarily out of gratitude, offers to marry Jaffery. By this time, however, Jaffery has cooled towards Doria, and has become engaged to Liosha, whom he met in the Balkans during his time spent there as a war correspondent. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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