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Wid's credits Adrian Johnson with the scenario. For information regarding other films based on the Wilkie Collins novel, see the notes to the 1917 Thanhouser film The Woman in White ... More Less

Wid's credits Adrian Johnson with the scenario. For information regarding other films based on the Wilkie Collins novel, see the notes to the 1917 Thanhouser film The Woman in White (below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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6 Jan 17
p. 23.
ETR
28 Apr 17
p. 146.
Wid's
3 May 17
pp. 281-82.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (London, 1860).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
1 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10487
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Roy Schuyler, after dissipating his entire estate, is forced by his creditors to marry the wealthy Laura Reid. Ann, Laura's half sister, tries to warn her sister of Roy's motives, but is kidnapped by Roy and incarcerated in an asylum before she is able to do so. Roy then tries to force Laura to sign a document which would accord him control of her estate. When she refuses, Roy, with the aid of Dassori, a traitor from Italy, brings both Ann and Laura together. Ann dies and Laura, closely resembling her half sister, is placed in the asylum in her stead. Laura is finally saved when her cousin Marion bribes a nurse to allow her to escape and Dassori, with moments to live, confesses his part in the crime, thus establishing Laura's true identity. Justice is then served when Roy is driven to his death by his tortured ... +


Roy Schuyler, after dissipating his entire estate, is forced by his creditors to marry the wealthy Laura Reid. Ann, Laura's half sister, tries to warn her sister of Roy's motives, but is kidnapped by Roy and incarcerated in an asylum before she is able to do so. Roy then tries to force Laura to sign a document which would accord him control of her estate. When she refuses, Roy, with the aid of Dassori, a traitor from Italy, brings both Ann and Laura together. Ann dies and Laura, closely resembling her half sister, is placed in the asylum in her stead. Laura is finally saved when her cousin Marion bribes a nurse to allow her to escape and Dassori, with moments to live, confesses his part in the crime, thus establishing Laura's true identity. Justice is then served when Roy is driven to his death by his tortured conscience. +

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