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Some sources list 18 Sep 1916 as the film's release date and five reels as its ... More Less

Some sources list 18 Sep 1916 as the film's release date and five reels as its length. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
7 Oct 16
p. 840.
MPS
10 Apr 14
p. 30.
MPW
7 Oct 16
p. 62.
NYDM
18 Sep 15
p. 2013.
Variety
6 Oct 16
p. 25.
Wid's
28 Sep 16
p. 990.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
21 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9164
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Felix Heidelmann, an egotistical master criminal, is also a master of disguises. He poses as a wealthy man and marries Mrs. Kittredge, a well-to-do widow, then persuades his new wife and her daughter to take a transatlantic cruise with him. When the ship is torpedoed, Mrs. Kittredge drowns and Alice gets amnesia from the shock of her mother's death. Felix disguises himself as "Mr. Groaner" telling Alice that he is her father. Because Martinez, Alice's uncle, recognizes Felix, Felix shoots Martinez through a dining room wall in order to protect his false identity and tries to blame Lloyd, who is Alice's brother, for the murder. Paul Stanton, a clever detective, unmasks Felix and discovers his diary of past crimes. When Paul finds that Alice has been kept hostage in a water-ridden vault underneath Felix's room, he frees ... +


Felix Heidelmann, an egotistical master criminal, is also a master of disguises. He poses as a wealthy man and marries Mrs. Kittredge, a well-to-do widow, then persuades his new wife and her daughter to take a transatlantic cruise with him. When the ship is torpedoed, Mrs. Kittredge drowns and Alice gets amnesia from the shock of her mother's death. Felix disguises himself as "Mr. Groaner" telling Alice that he is her father. Because Martinez, Alice's uncle, recognizes Felix, Felix shoots Martinez through a dining room wall in order to protect his false identity and tries to blame Lloyd, who is Alice's brother, for the murder. Paul Stanton, a clever detective, unmasks Felix and discovers his diary of past crimes. When Paul finds that Alice has been kept hostage in a water-ridden vault underneath Felix's room, he frees her. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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