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An item in the Paramount studio records states that Kummer's short story was printed in All-Story Magazine in 1914, but this seems to be an error. It is unclear whether Kummer's story was written for the screen or another ... More Less

An item in the Paramount studio records states that Kummer's short story was printed in All-Story Magazine in 1914, but this seems to be an error. It is unclear whether Kummer's story was written for the screen or another medium. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Dec 16
p. 56.
MPN
9 Dec 16
p. 3668.
MPW
9 Dec 16
p. 1505.
NYDM
19 Aug 16
p. 1308.
Wid's
30 Nov 16
pp. 1140-41.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "A Close Call" by Frederic Arnold Kummer (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
14 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9520
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To provide for her younger sister, Kate Turner marries Allen Perry, a district attorney of dubious character, and abandons her true love, James Weldon, a struggling artist. Years later, Perry, jealous of James, now a successful, wealthy portrait painter, manipulates Kate into posing for him, hoping to catch her in a compromising situation. One night, after Kate has left James's studio, Tom, James's disreputable brother, arrives and quarrels with the artist. Sen Yat, James's devoted servant, catches Tom stealing money and stabs and kills him, but James is arrested for the murder. Perry is the prosecuting attorney in the case and, desperate to convict James, he tries to trap him into confessing. When Kate reveals that she was present at the studio on the night of the murder, Perry flies into a jealous rage and threatens to shoot James. At that moment, Sen Yat rushes in and stabs Perry to death, admitting to committing the first murder as well. Finally free, Kate and James ... +


To provide for her younger sister, Kate Turner marries Allen Perry, a district attorney of dubious character, and abandons her true love, James Weldon, a struggling artist. Years later, Perry, jealous of James, now a successful, wealthy portrait painter, manipulates Kate into posing for him, hoping to catch her in a compromising situation. One night, after Kate has left James's studio, Tom, James's disreputable brother, arrives and quarrels with the artist. Sen Yat, James's devoted servant, catches Tom stealing money and stabs and kills him, but James is arrested for the murder. Perry is the prosecuting attorney in the case and, desperate to convict James, he tries to trap him into confessing. When Kate reveals that she was present at the studio on the night of the murder, Perry flies into a jealous rage and threatens to shoot James. At that moment, Sen Yat rushes in and stabs Perry to death, admitting to committing the first murder as well. Finally free, Kate and James reunite. +

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