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This film was a remake of a two reel 1914 film produced by the Vitagraph Co. It was the first of the Vitagraph Co.'s series of "superfilms by twelve of America's foremost fiction ... More Less

This film was a remake of a two reel 1914 film produced by the Vitagraph Co. It was the first of the Vitagraph Co.'s series of "superfilms by twelve of America's foremost fiction writers." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Nov 19
p. 2061.
MPN
15 Nov 19
p. 3645.
MPW
15 Nov 19
p. 362.
New York Morning Telegraph
13 Oct 17
p. 19.
Variety
14 Nov 19
p. 60.
Wid's
14 Dec 19
p. 7.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Vitagraph Special Feature
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Vengeance of Durand by Rex Beach (publication undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
8 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14274
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,411
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Henri Durand of the French nobility is insanely jealous of his beautiful American wife Marion's innocent conversations with her many male admirers. Durand provokes her suicide when, egged on by a rejected suitor of Marion's, he accuses her of having illicit relations with her visiting childhood friend, Tom Franklin. Twelve years later, when Tom returns after a long expedition, the vengeful Durand coaches his daughter Beatrice, who resembles Marion, to court Tom. After they become engaged, Durand forces Beatrice to flirt with other men, but when Tom, overcome with jealousy, is about to kill himself, Beatrice admits her real love for him. Durand is at first furious with Beatrice's supposed betrayal, but he is pacified when he receives a confession from Marion's refused suitor that absolves Tom of any guilt. Durand then permits the marriage of Beatrice and ... +


Henri Durand of the French nobility is insanely jealous of his beautiful American wife Marion's innocent conversations with her many male admirers. Durand provokes her suicide when, egged on by a rejected suitor of Marion's, he accuses her of having illicit relations with her visiting childhood friend, Tom Franklin. Twelve years later, when Tom returns after a long expedition, the vengeful Durand coaches his daughter Beatrice, who resembles Marion, to court Tom. After they become engaged, Durand forces Beatrice to flirt with other men, but when Tom, overcome with jealousy, is about to kill himself, Beatrice admits her real love for him. Durand is at first furious with Beatrice's supposed betrayal, but he is pacified when he receives a confession from Marion's refused suitor that absolves Tom of any guilt. Durand then permits the marriage of Beatrice and Tom. +

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

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