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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Feb 16
p. 488.
MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1162.
MPW
26 Feb 16
p. 1312, 1368
NYDM
5 Aug 16
p. 998.
Variety
10 Mar 16
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
31 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7540
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During a dance at his parents' plantation in the early nineteenth century, Harry Rutter wins a duel with Langdon Willetts, but loses his fiancée, Kate Seymour, who disapproves of fighting. Harry also is thrown out of the house by his father for violating every rule of Southern hospitality. He then stays at Kennedy Square, the home of his older friend and confidant, St. George Temple, who risks financial ruin in order to pay off Harry's debts. Tired of accepting charity, Harry leaves for South America, after which the bank forecloses on St. George's home. A few years later, Harry, having made a fortune, returns, and buys back Kennedy Square for St. George. Then, Harry and Kate reconcile, and begin making plans for their ... +


During a dance at his parents' plantation in the early nineteenth century, Harry Rutter wins a duel with Langdon Willetts, but loses his fiancée, Kate Seymour, who disapproves of fighting. Harry also is thrown out of the house by his father for violating every rule of Southern hospitality. He then stays at Kennedy Square, the home of his older friend and confidant, St. George Temple, who risks financial ruin in order to pay off Harry's debts. Tired of accepting charity, Harry leaves for South America, after which the bank forecloses on St. George's home. A few years later, Harry, having made a fortune, returns, and buys back Kennedy Square for St. George. Then, Harry and Kate reconcile, and begin making plans for their marriage. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

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

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