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The scene of the yacht explosion was shot in Princess Bay, off Staten Island, NY. This film was originally scheduled to be released on 10 Jan 1916, and may have shown in New York at the Vitagraph Theatre at that ... More Less

The scene of the yacht explosion was shot in Princess Bay, off Staten Island, NY. This film was originally scheduled to be released on 10 Jan 1916, and may have shown in New York at the Vitagraph Theatre at that time. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
8 Jan 16
pp. 81-82.
MPN
17 Jul 15
p. 86.
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 50.
MPN
27 Mar 14
p. 20.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 51.
MPN
8 Jan 16
p. 97.
MPW
1 Jan 16
p. 92.
MPW
8 Jan 16
p. 128.
NYDM
1 Jan 16
p. 28.
VLP
Feb 16
p. 13.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Princess of Copper by Archibald Clavering Gunter (New York, 1900).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
30 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7340
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

An epidemic of diptheria empties the Hotel Continental, an American seaside resort, of its patrons, who never return. Francis Trehurn Marchmont, a mine owner and regular patron who is away during the epidemic, visits the hotel the next summer after copper magnate Thomas Cadwallader Bennt and his trust swindle him in a copper deal. Bennt, after the deal, went to Paris, married a beautiful girl, and immediately died. At the hotel, Marchmont enjoys the empty atmosphere, but welcomes the arrival of Mrs. Lucie Fairbanks, with whom he becomes friendly. After they hear footsteps above her room one night, Marchmont overhears Lucie arguing with another woman. He learns that Lucie is really Bennt's widow, and that she came to the hotel because of a plot by the other woman and her two lawyers to claim the inheritance. After Marchmont rescues Lucie from being abducted to a yacht, the yacht explodes killing one of the lawyers. Marchmont and Lucie now plan to ... +


An epidemic of diptheria empties the Hotel Continental, an American seaside resort, of its patrons, who never return. Francis Trehurn Marchmont, a mine owner and regular patron who is away during the epidemic, visits the hotel the next summer after copper magnate Thomas Cadwallader Bennt and his trust swindle him in a copper deal. Bennt, after the deal, went to Paris, married a beautiful girl, and immediately died. At the hotel, Marchmont enjoys the empty atmosphere, but welcomes the arrival of Mrs. Lucie Fairbanks, with whom he becomes friendly. After they hear footsteps above her room one night, Marchmont overhears Lucie arguing with another woman. He learns that Lucie is really Bennt's widow, and that she came to the hotel because of a plot by the other woman and her two lawyers to claim the inheritance. After Marchmont rescues Lucie from being abducted to a yacht, the yacht explodes killing one of the lawyers. Marchmont and Lucie now plan to marry. +

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

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