The Blindness of Virtue (1915)

Drama | 19 July 1915

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HISTORY

According to modern sources, Edmund T. Lowe wrote the ... More Less

According to modern sources, Edmund T. Lowe wrote the adaptation. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EssN
3 Jul 1915.
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Motog
29 May 15
p. 861.
Motog
24 Jul 15
p. 150, 157, 186
Motog
27 Nov 15
p. 94.
MPN
17 Jul 15
p. 113.
MPW
17 Jul 15
pp. 505-06, 568, 570
NYDM
26 May 15
p. 22.
NYDM
14 Jul 15
p. 28.
Variety
27 Aug 15
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 July 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
29 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5700
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the rowdy Archibald Graham is expelled from Eton, his misunderstanding father sends him to live at the country vicarage of his boyhood friend, the Rev. Harry Pemberton. Pemberton tutors Archie in law, while Pemberton's daughter Effie, who has not been instructed about sex, becomes Archie's constant companion. Archie's dissolute friend, Edward Winstanley, visits and convinces Mary Ann, a naïve washwoman's daughter, to join him in London by appealing to her longing for beautiful clothes. After Archie locates them at a disreputable hotel and sends the no longer naïve girl home, her mother complains to Pemberton. Mrs. Pemberton evades telling Effie the facts of life, and later, when Effie innocently comes to Archie's room clad only in her kimono, Pemberton enters and accuses Archie, who was comforting her, of impropriety. As Archie prepares to leave, Effie explains to her mother, who then enlightens the young girl about sexual matters. With Pemberton's consent, Effie and Archie then decide to ... +


When the rowdy Archibald Graham is expelled from Eton, his misunderstanding father sends him to live at the country vicarage of his boyhood friend, the Rev. Harry Pemberton. Pemberton tutors Archie in law, while Pemberton's daughter Effie, who has not been instructed about sex, becomes Archie's constant companion. Archie's dissolute friend, Edward Winstanley, visits and convinces Mary Ann, a naïve washwoman's daughter, to join him in London by appealing to her longing for beautiful clothes. After Archie locates them at a disreputable hotel and sends the no longer naïve girl home, her mother complains to Pemberton. Mrs. Pemberton evades telling Effie the facts of life, and later, when Effie innocently comes to Archie's room clad only in her kimono, Pemberton enters and accuses Archie, who was comforting her, of impropriety. As Archie prepares to leave, Effie explains to her mother, who then enlightens the young girl about sexual matters. With Pemberton's consent, Effie and Archie then decide to marry. +

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