The Man Who Stood Still (1916)

Drama | 30 October 1916

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HISTORY

William A. Brady produced and directed the original New York production of the ... More Less

William A. Brady produced and directed the original New York production of the play. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
21 Oct 16
p. 941.
MPN
4 Nov 16
p. 2863.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 645, 687
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 475.
NYDM
28 Oct 16
p. 26.
Wid's
19 Oct 16
p. 1037.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Man Who Stood Still by Jules Eckert Goodman (New York, 15 Oct 1908).
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9295
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The primary interest of widowed jeweler Herman Krauss is his daughter Marie, and so when she is old enough, he carefully arranges a marriage between her and Fred Spiegel, the son of his best friend Otto. Marie has other ideas, however, and elopes with Frank MacPherson, the son of Herman's chief business rival. Two years later, Herman still has not forgiven Marie, whom Frank deserted before the birth of their baby. Complicating matters, it is soon learned that the marriage was not legal, thereby making Marie's child illegitimate. Finally, Herman allows Marie to live with him and, eventually being won over by his grandchild, comes to forgive her. Marie then marries Fred, who had never stopped loving her, and so provides her child with a caring, dependable ... +


The primary interest of widowed jeweler Herman Krauss is his daughter Marie, and so when she is old enough, he carefully arranges a marriage between her and Fred Spiegel, the son of his best friend Otto. Marie has other ideas, however, and elopes with Frank MacPherson, the son of Herman's chief business rival. Two years later, Herman still has not forgiven Marie, whom Frank deserted before the birth of their baby. Complicating matters, it is soon learned that the marriage was not legal, thereby making Marie's child illegitimate. Finally, Herman allows Marie to live with him and, eventually being won over by his grandchild, comes to forgive her. Marie then marries Fred, who had never stopped loving her, and so provides her child with a caring, dependable father. +

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