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HISTORY

The picture was filmed at the Blaché studios in New Jersey. Columbia Pictures produced a film based on the same source in 1924. This version was directed by George W. Hill and starred Elaine Hammerstein (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

The picture was filmed at the Blaché studios in New Jersey. Columbia Pictures produced a film based on the same source in 1924. This version was directed by George W. Hill and starred Elaine Hammerstein (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.1864). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Dec 16
p. 210.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 3946, 4051
MPW
30 Dec 16
p. 1975.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 1994.
NYDM
23 Dec 16
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Clara Kimball Young Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9999
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young schoolteacher Mary Adams is so imbued with fantasies of knights in shining armor that when Jim Anthony rescues her from a street ruffian, Mary is convinced that he is her Sir Gallahad. Jim, an embittered inventor turned burglar, marries the girl who is innocent of his illegal dealings. Learning that the mother who deserted him is living in the North Carolina mountains, Jim convinces Mary to go with him to visit her. The mother, a wretched creature, does not recognize her son, but allows them to spend the night. Discovering the bag of stolen jewels that Jim has secreted, the old woman attempts to kill her own son. Finding Jim unconscious from a knife wound, Mary flees for help to Dr. Mulford. The doctor saves Jim but advises him to redeem himself. Jim does so and after returning the stolen jewels, reconciles with ... +


Young schoolteacher Mary Adams is so imbued with fantasies of knights in shining armor that when Jim Anthony rescues her from a street ruffian, Mary is convinced that he is her Sir Gallahad. Jim, an embittered inventor turned burglar, marries the girl who is innocent of his illegal dealings. Learning that the mother who deserted him is living in the North Carolina mountains, Jim convinces Mary to go with him to visit her. The mother, a wretched creature, does not recognize her son, but allows them to spend the night. Discovering the bag of stolen jewels that Jim has secreted, the old woman attempts to kill her own son. Finding Jim unconscious from a knife wound, Mary flees for help to Dr. Mulford. The doctor saves Jim but advises him to redeem himself. Jim does so and after returning the stolen jewels, reconciles with Mary. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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