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DATE
PAGE
13 May 16
p. 29.
MPN
6 May 16
p. 2717.
MPW
20 May 16
p. 1400.
Wid's
18 May 16
p. 586.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Quality Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8254
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Miles Quaintance continually persecutes Ellen Sheridan, a widow who once refused his proposal. Finally, however, he relents, and, after amassing a fortune, promises to leave it to Ellen's son Stephen provided that he agree to marry Miles' ward Dagmar, whom Stephen has never met, by midnight of May 31. When Stephen proudly refuses the offer, Mark Seager, a gunrunner, decides to assume Stephen's identity, marry Dagmar, and claim the money. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Duke de Reves, whom Dagmar secretly married and then deserted when she found out he had a child with another woman, is also in pursuit of Miles' ward. Then, Stephen meets Dagmar and falls in love. All three men follow Dagmar to Paris, where Mark kills the duke, after which Stephen fights off Mark. Noticing that it is ten minutes to midnight on May 31, Dagmar and Stephen then make plans to get married as soon as it is ... +


Miles Quaintance continually persecutes Ellen Sheridan, a widow who once refused his proposal. Finally, however, he relents, and, after amassing a fortune, promises to leave it to Ellen's son Stephen provided that he agree to marry Miles' ward Dagmar, whom Stephen has never met, by midnight of May 31. When Stephen proudly refuses the offer, Mark Seager, a gunrunner, decides to assume Stephen's identity, marry Dagmar, and claim the money. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Duke de Reves, whom Dagmar secretly married and then deserted when she found out he had a child with another woman, is also in pursuit of Miles' ward. Then, Stephen meets Dagmar and falls in love. All three men follow Dagmar to Paris, where Mark kills the duke, after which Stephen fights off Mark. Noticing that it is ten minutes to midnight on May 31, Dagmar and Stephen then make plans to get married as soon as it is June. +

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