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Because the facility where the film was made commonly known as the Reliance-Majestic studio, some sources have referred to the production company's name as "Reliance-Majestic." Although D. W. Griffith was listed in ads and reviews as having supervised all films made at this studio, his actual participation in this film is ... More Less

Because the facility where the film was made commonly known as the Reliance-Majestic studio, some sources have referred to the production company's name as "Reliance-Majestic." Although D. W. Griffith was listed in ads and reviews as having supervised all films made at this studio, his actual participation in this film is unknown. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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15 Feb 19
pp. 947-48.
MPW
18 Apr 14
p. 339, 391, 424
NYDM
22 Apr 14
p. 39.
Variety
10 Apr 14
p. 22.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Tragedy of Charlecot Mansions" by E. Phillips Oppenheim in The Amazing Partnership (London, 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

English sleuths Grace Burton and Stephen Pryde are in love, but when Stephen inherits wealth and a title, he does not tell Grace, fearing that she will stop loving him. Grace provides support for her sister Stella Ford, whose husband is frequently away on business trips, so Stephen, hoping to alleviate Grace's financial burden, pays all of Stella's debts and provides her with an allowance. When Grace learns of the arrangement, she is hurt that he did not confide in her. Stella lives in a building inhabitated by a wild crowd. In the flat above her lives Netta, who has numerous boyfriends, including Jerome, an older man, and Bartlett, a young fop. One evening, the rivals mistakenly enter Stella's apartment and in an ensuing fight, Jerome kills Bartlett. Grace and Stephen discover the body, but following a series of incidents, they become convinced of Stella's innocence. In the end, matured by the tragedy, Stella is tearfully reunited with her newly returned ... +


English sleuths Grace Burton and Stephen Pryde are in love, but when Stephen inherits wealth and a title, he does not tell Grace, fearing that she will stop loving him. Grace provides support for her sister Stella Ford, whose husband is frequently away on business trips, so Stephen, hoping to alleviate Grace's financial burden, pays all of Stella's debts and provides her with an allowance. When Grace learns of the arrangement, she is hurt that he did not confide in her. Stella lives in a building inhabitated by a wild crowd. In the flat above her lives Netta, who has numerous boyfriends, including Jerome, an older man, and Bartlett, a young fop. One evening, the rivals mistakenly enter Stella's apartment and in an ensuing fight, Jerome kills Bartlett. Grace and Stephen discover the body, but following a series of incidents, they become convinced of Stella's innocence. In the end, matured by the tragedy, Stella is tearfully reunited with her newly returned husband. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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