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William A. Brady, whose company made the film, produced the play in 1911. According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this ... More Less

William A. Brady, whose company made the film, produced the play in 1911. According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
1 Jan 16
p. 93.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 114.
MPN
8 Jan 16
p. 84.
MPW
25 Mar 16
p. 28.
MPW
1 Jan 16
p. 93.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Rack by Thompson Buchanan (New York, 15 Sep 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9617
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack Freeman, a chronically unfaithful husband, begins flirting with the coquettish Effie McKenzie, and so breaks up her marriage. Blanche Gordon, a friend of Jack's wife Louise, then comes to see Jack several times in order to plead with him to give up extramarital affairs and accept the responsibilities that go with being a husband. Blanche's husband Tom, however, misunderstands these meetings and insists on a separation. When Jack is murdered, all of the evidence implicates Tom. At the trial, though, Blanche tries to take the blame for the murder, thereby making Tom realize that she really does love him. Just as Tom is about to confess in order to save Blanche, Effie's husband breaks down and admits to being the killer, after which Tom and Blanche are ... +


Jack Freeman, a chronically unfaithful husband, begins flirting with the coquettish Effie McKenzie, and so breaks up her marriage. Blanche Gordon, a friend of Jack's wife Louise, then comes to see Jack several times in order to plead with him to give up extramarital affairs and accept the responsibilities that go with being a husband. Blanche's husband Tom, however, misunderstands these meetings and insists on a separation. When Jack is murdered, all of the evidence implicates Tom. At the trial, though, Blanche tries to take the blame for the murder, thereby making Tom realize that she really does love him. Just as Tom is about to confess in order to save Blanche, Effie's husband breaks down and admits to being the killer, after which Tom and Blanche are reconciled. +

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