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This film is unrelated to a two reel American Film Mfg. Co. film of the same title released in ... More Less

This film is unrelated to a two reel American Film Mfg. Co. film of the same title released in 1914. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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28 Feb 20
p. 2147, 2183
Motog
22 Aug 14
p. 268.
MPN
22 Aug 14
p. 7.
MPW
12 Sep 14
p. 1564.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Aftermath by William Addison Hervey (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 August 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Orphan Ruth Morgan and physician Allan Buchannan each leave their small town homes to find success in the big city, but tragedy strikes them both. Ruth falls in love with a wealthy playboy who betrays her, and Allan mistakenly prescribes a drug which causes a child's death. After he learns that his sister has been killed in a train accident, Allan goes to a river bank where he plans to commit suicide. There he meets Ruth, who has the same intention, but each dissuades the other. They decide to rebuild their lives and are able to marry when Allan is given a good job by a wealthy man for whom he has done a favor. Soon after their wedding, Ruth learns that their benefactor is the man who betrayed her. She tells Allan, who is devastated, but eventually they realize that the only way they can find happiness is by laying aside their pasts and starting life ... +


Orphan Ruth Morgan and physician Allan Buchannan each leave their small town homes to find success in the big city, but tragedy strikes them both. Ruth falls in love with a wealthy playboy who betrays her, and Allan mistakenly prescribes a drug which causes a child's death. After he learns that his sister has been killed in a train accident, Allan goes to a river bank where he plans to commit suicide. There he meets Ruth, who has the same intention, but each dissuades the other. They decide to rebuild their lives and are able to marry when Allan is given a good job by a wealthy man for whom he has done a favor. Soon after their wedding, Ruth learns that their benefactor is the man who betrayed her. She tells Allan, who is devastated, but eventually they realize that the only way they can find happiness is by laying aside their pasts and starting life over. +

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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