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Although publicity for this film noted that it was "written by Edward E. Rose from his wonderful stage drama," Lanier Bartlett is credited as the scenarist in Selig Collection ... More Less

Although publicity for this film noted that it was "written by Edward E. Rose from his wonderful stage drama," Lanier Bartlett is credited as the scenarist in Selig Collection information. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Jul 15
pp. 26-27, 47
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 97.
MPN
26 Jun 15
p. 12, 68
MPN
3 Jul 15
p. 69.
MPW
19 Jun 15
p. 2014.
MPW
26 Jun 15
p. 2105.
NYDM
30 Jun 15
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 June 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
16 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5584
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a small Irish village, Brian Kelly gives up his sweetheart, Madge Callahan, to enter the priesthood. Father Kelly settles in Ohio and later New York, where, responding to the dying request of Edward Wilton, the priest promises to look after young Bruce Wilton, whom he later learns is Madge's son. Father Kelly sends Bruce to college, and the young man becomes a successful stockbroker. On a trip to the West, Bruce marries Vera Wallace, not knowing that his friend, Kenward Wright, also loves her. After Bruce builds Father Kelly a cathedral, the vengeful Kenward visits the married couple, but Vera's sister Alice, whom Kenward betrayed, also appears, promising to reveal Bruce's financial secrets if he will marry her. Kenward then ruins Bruce on Wall Street, after which Bruce, believing that Vera betrayed him, becomes an alcoholic. On the steps of Father Kelly's church, Kenward clears Vera's name, whereupon Bruce takes her hand and enters the ... +


In a small Irish village, Brian Kelly gives up his sweetheart, Madge Callahan, to enter the priesthood. Father Kelly settles in Ohio and later New York, where, responding to the dying request of Edward Wilton, the priest promises to look after young Bruce Wilton, whom he later learns is Madge's son. Father Kelly sends Bruce to college, and the young man becomes a successful stockbroker. On a trip to the West, Bruce marries Vera Wallace, not knowing that his friend, Kenward Wright, also loves her. After Bruce builds Father Kelly a cathedral, the vengeful Kenward visits the married couple, but Vera's sister Alice, whom Kenward betrayed, also appears, promising to reveal Bruce's financial secrets if he will marry her. Kenward then ruins Bruce on Wall Street, after which Bruce, believing that Vera betrayed him, becomes an alcoholic. On the steps of Father Kelly's church, Kenward clears Vera's name, whereupon Bruce takes her hand and enters the cathedral. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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