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Information in the copyright descriptions notes that Boyesen's play was shown extensively on the continent. The listing in the copyright statement of Charles S. Beranger as author is probably an erroneous reference to Clara S. Beranger, who wrote other films for the Frank Powell Producing Corp. This was Braodway star Marjorie Rambeau's first film and the first production made by the Frank Powell Producing ... More Less

Information in the copyright descriptions notes that Boyesen's play was shown extensively on the continent. The listing in the copyright statement of Charles S. Beranger as author is probably an erroneous reference to Clara S. Beranger, who wrote other films for the Frank Powell Producing Corp. This was Braodway star Marjorie Rambeau's first film and the first production made by the Frank Powell Producing Corp. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Mar 17
p. 481.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 3939.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4207.
MPN
31 Aug 19
p. 7.
MPW
3 Mar 17
p. 1406.
NYDM
9 Dec 16
p. 24.
NYDM
24 Feb 17
p. 30.
Wid's
29 Mar 17
p. 204.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Greater Woman by Algernon Boyesen (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Frank Powell Producing Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10971
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Auriole Praed is much admired by neighboring farmer Leo Bannister, but she finds his brash tactics bewildering. She reluctantly leaves him to join her brother in Paris where she marries Otto Bettany, a young artist. Upon their return home, Bannister, who has neither forgotten nor forgiven Auriole, plans Otto's downfall through the medium of Ida Angley, the season's stage success. After insuring that Otto is ensnared of Ida's charms, Bannister uses every cajolery to regain Auriole's love. Auriole has implicit faith in her husband, however, thus proving herself to be the greater woman and recapturing her husband's ... +


Auriole Praed is much admired by neighboring farmer Leo Bannister, but she finds his brash tactics bewildering. She reluctantly leaves him to join her brother in Paris where she marries Otto Bettany, a young artist. Upon their return home, Bannister, who has neither forgotten nor forgiven Auriole, plans Otto's downfall through the medium of Ida Angley, the season's stage success. After insuring that Otto is ensnared of Ida's charms, Bannister uses every cajolery to regain Auriole's love. Auriole has implicit faith in her husband, however, thus proving herself to be the greater woman and recapturing her husband's love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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