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An ad for the film states that it is based on Roe's novel "and the play by H. S. Sheldon." No information has been located concerning Sheldon's ... More Less

An ad for the film states that it is based on Roe's novel "and the play by H. S. Sheldon." No information has been located concerning Sheldon's play. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Feb 16
p. 483.
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 111.
MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1175.
MPW
16 Dec 16
p. 1700.
MPW
4 Mar 16
p. 1548.
New York Times
28 Feb 16
p. 7.
NYDM
26 Feb 16
p. 28.
Variety
10 Mar 16
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel He Fell in Love with His Wife by E. P. Roe (New York, 1886).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
J. C. Ivers
Copyright Date:
27 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7550
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When she discovers that her husband Wilson Ostrom already had a wife when he married her, Alida Armstrong leaves him and accepts an offer from James Holcroft to be his housekeeper. Before she takes the job, however, she makes James marry her in order to prevent gossip about a man and woman living together. At first, their relationship is purely a business one, but they slowly come to love each other. Then, when Wilson arrives to claim Alida, he starts fighting with her new husband, and dies when James throws him off a cliff. Afterwards, James and Alida, who is finally certain of having a husband who loves her unreservedly, settle down to a happy married ... +


When she discovers that her husband Wilson Ostrom already had a wife when he married her, Alida Armstrong leaves him and accepts an offer from James Holcroft to be his housekeeper. Before she takes the job, however, she makes James marry her in order to prevent gossip about a man and woman living together. At first, their relationship is purely a business one, but they slowly come to love each other. Then, when Wilson arrives to claim Alida, he starts fighting with her new husband, and dies when James throws him off a cliff. Afterwards, James and Alida, who is finally certain of having a husband who loves her unreservedly, settle down to a happy married life. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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