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ETR
28 Apr 17
p. 1463.
MPN
5 May 17
p. 2859.
MPW
5 May 17
p. 652, 806
NYDM
4 Aug 17
p. 809.
Variety
11 May 17
p. 34.
Wid's
3 May 17
pp. 275-76.
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LITERARY
Based on the play L'epervier by Francis de Croisset (pseud. of Frantz Wiener) (New York, 29 Sep 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
18 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10593
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Count George De Dazetta, known as The Hawk, preys upon society with the aid of his beautiful wife Marina. On the gaming tables, the couple separates the rich from their wealth until Marina meets young French nobleman Rene De Tierrache and falls in love. The Hawk, learning that Rene has broken with the young aristocrat whom his mother had chosen for him to marry, accuses Marina of infidelity and then leaves her. Under French law, a wife may procure a divorce as long as she has the consent of her husband, and to facilitate this, Rene attempts to locate the gambler to gain his consent. He finds The Hawk destitute, having spent his last cent on Marina, and having turned to drugs for comfort. Seeing The Hawk in such a wretched state, Marina's heart goes out to him, and she foresakes Rene to return to her ... +


Count George De Dazetta, known as The Hawk, preys upon society with the aid of his beautiful wife Marina. On the gaming tables, the couple separates the rich from their wealth until Marina meets young French nobleman Rene De Tierrache and falls in love. The Hawk, learning that Rene has broken with the young aristocrat whom his mother had chosen for him to marry, accuses Marina of infidelity and then leaves her. Under French law, a wife may procure a divorce as long as she has the consent of her husband, and to facilitate this, Rene attempts to locate the gambler to gain his consent. He finds The Hawk destitute, having spent his last cent on Marina, and having turned to drugs for comfort. Seeing The Hawk in such a wretched state, Marina's heart goes out to him, and she foresakes Rene to return to her husband. +

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