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HISTORY

According to modern sources, Charles West, William J. Butler, Gus Pixley, Thornton Cole, Mrs. La Varnie and Jose Ruben were also in the film. The film was re-issued on 18 Oct 1916 by Biograph in a three reel version. The film was re-made under the title Forty Winks by Paramount in 1925, starring Viola Dana and Raymond Griffith and directed by Frank Urson and Paul Iribe. (See ... More Less

According to modern sources, Charles West, William J. Butler, Gus Pixley, Thornton Cole, Mrs. La Varnie and Jose Ruben were also in the film. The film was re-issued on 18 Oct 1916 by Biograph in a three reel version. The film was re-made under the title Forty Winks by Paramount in 1925, starring Viola Dana and Raymond Griffith and directed by Frank Urson and Paul Iribe. (See entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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MPN
28 Oct 16
p. 2714.
MPW
27 Jun 14
p. 1855.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Lord Chumley by Henry C. De Mille and David Belasco (New York, 21 Aug 1888).
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1914
Copyright Claimant:
Klaw & Erlanger
Copyright Date:
16 March 1914
Copyright Number:
LP2487
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Gasper La Sage and his cohort, Blink Blunk, are released from prison, they make plans for another robbery. The scheme, which requires La Sage to pose as a gentleman, fails. Blunk is arrested, but La Sage goes free. Some time later, La Sage goes to England where he blackmails Lt. Hugh Butterworth, an officer who misappropriated money intended for the widow of a fellow officer, and who owes La Sage money for gambling debts. As payment, La Sage wants Hugh to arrange for him to marry Eleanor, Hugh's sister. Hugh tells his friend Lord Chumley about La Sage, however, and Chumley is able to learn about La Sage's past when he overhears Blunk, now out of jail, threaten his former friend. After La Sage intensifies his suit for Eleanor, Chumley is finally able to discredit him by tearing open his shirt and revealing the prison mark of the fleur-de-lis. With La Sage out of the way, Chumley and Eleanor announce their engagement as do Hugh and his faithful sweetheart, ... +


After Gasper La Sage and his cohort, Blink Blunk, are released from prison, they make plans for another robbery. The scheme, which requires La Sage to pose as a gentleman, fails. Blunk is arrested, but La Sage goes free. Some time later, La Sage goes to England where he blackmails Lt. Hugh Butterworth, an officer who misappropriated money intended for the widow of a fellow officer, and who owes La Sage money for gambling debts. As payment, La Sage wants Hugh to arrange for him to marry Eleanor, Hugh's sister. Hugh tells his friend Lord Chumley about La Sage, however, and Chumley is able to learn about La Sage's past when he overhears Blunk, now out of jail, threaten his former friend. After La Sage intensifies his suit for Eleanor, Chumley is finally able to discredit him by tearing open his shirt and revealing the prison mark of the fleur-de-lis. With La Sage out of the way, Chumley and Eleanor announce their engagement as do Hugh and his faithful sweetheart, Jessie. +

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