The Wonderful Adventure (1915)

Drama | 27 September 1915

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HISTORY

Some reviews credit Captain Wilbur Lawson with writing the scenario. Some scenes in the film were shot at the ferry in Fort Lee, NJ and in Saranac Lake, ... More Less

Some reviews credit Captain Wilbur Lawson with writing the scenario. Some scenes in the film were shot at the ferry in Fort Lee, NJ and in Saranac Lake, NY. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
16 Oct 15
p. 791, 828, 830
MPN
7 Aug 15
p. 46.
MPN
14 Aug 15
p. 38.
MPN
27 Mar 15
p. 43.
MPN
18 Sep 15
p. 55.
MPN
25 Sep 15
pp. 12-13.
MPN
9 Oct 15
p. 93.
MPW
9 Oct 15
p. 284.
Variety
8 Oct 15
p. 22.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Wonderful Adventure by Captain Wilbur Lawson (production undetermined) and his novel of the same name (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
26 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6540
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mazora, the exotic mystic, seduces Wilton Demarest, a wealthy contractor, and introduces him to the pleasures of opium. Unable to cope with the demands of his life, Wilton, now a hopeless addict, asks his old friend and colleague Martin Stanley to impersonate him. Because of the strong physical resemblance between the two men, Martin succeeds in his deception, but refuses to take advantage of Eleanor, Demarest's wife, and maintains a safe distance from her. Eleanor, who has fallen in love with Martin, confronts him with his cold behavior and forces a confession from him. After discovering Wilton's impostor scheme, Mazora threatens to expose Martin but is killed in a freak electrical accident before she can execute her plan. At her request, Martin takes Eleanor to see Wilton, but finding him dead from an overdose, they pledge their love for each ... +


Mazora, the exotic mystic, seduces Wilton Demarest, a wealthy contractor, and introduces him to the pleasures of opium. Unable to cope with the demands of his life, Wilton, now a hopeless addict, asks his old friend and colleague Martin Stanley to impersonate him. Because of the strong physical resemblance between the two men, Martin succeeds in his deception, but refuses to take advantage of Eleanor, Demarest's wife, and maintains a safe distance from her. Eleanor, who has fallen in love with Martin, confronts him with his cold behavior and forces a confession from him. After discovering Wilton's impostor scheme, Mazora threatens to expose Martin but is killed in a freak electrical accident before she can execute her plan. At her request, Martin takes Eleanor to see Wilton, but finding him dead from an overdose, they pledge their love for each other. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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