Saints and Sinners (1916)

Drama | 25 May 1916

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HISTORY

Henry Arthur Jones' novel Saints and Sinners was published in New York and London in 1891. The play opened in New York on 7 Nov 1885. The film was also called By Right of Sex ... More Less

Henry Arthur Jones' novel Saints and Sinners was published in New York and London in 1891. The play opened in New York on 7 Nov 1885. The film was also called By Right of Sex . More Less

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Motog
10 Jun 16
p. 1337.
MPN
10 Jun 16
p. 3601.
MPW
10 Jun 16
p. 1903.
NYDM
9 Dec 16
p. 1506.
Variety
16 Jun 16
p. 26.
Wid's
13 Jul 16
p. 716.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Saints and Sinners by Henry Arthur Jones (London, 25 Sep 1884).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
By Right of Sex
Release Date:
25 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
17 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8299
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George Kingsmill adores Letty Fletcher, the minister's daughter, but she loves the unscrupulous Fanshawe. Then, Fanshawe ruins Letty's reputation in town by tricking her into coming to the city with him. Hearing of the affair, the banker Hoggard forces the minister to resign in disgrace, while George, still in love with Letty, offers to marry her. She refuses, and retires with her father to a secluded cottage. During a scarlet fever epidemic, Letty wins everyone's respect and love by nursing the sick, while Hoggard, whose bank has failed, is protected by the minister from a mob of angry depositors. Because of the minister's kindly actions toward the man who had railed against him, the townspeople give him back his pulpit, and Letty finally accepts George's offer of ... +


George Kingsmill adores Letty Fletcher, the minister's daughter, but she loves the unscrupulous Fanshawe. Then, Fanshawe ruins Letty's reputation in town by tricking her into coming to the city with him. Hearing of the affair, the banker Hoggard forces the minister to resign in disgrace, while George, still in love with Letty, offers to marry her. She refuses, and retires with her father to a secluded cottage. During a scarlet fever epidemic, Letty wins everyone's respect and love by nursing the sick, while Hoggard, whose bank has failed, is protected by the minister from a mob of angry depositors. Because of the minister's kindly actions toward the man who had railed against him, the townspeople give him back his pulpit, and Letty finally accepts George's offer of marriage. +

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