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The working title for this film was Her Honor. According to contemporary sources, the film was based on a play not yet produced, that would, at some future date, be presented on the stage with the same cast as that of the film. No information has been located to indicate that the play was ever produced on the stage. ...

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The working title for this film was Her Honor. According to contemporary sources, the film was based on a play not yet produced, that would, at some future date, be presented on the stage with the same cast as that of the film. No information has been located to indicate that the play was ever produced on the stage.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Oct 1915
p. 921
MPN
2 Oct 1915
p. 64
MPN
23 Oct 1915
p. 86
MPN
9 Oct 1915
p. 254, 283-84, 329
MPW
9 Oct 1915
p. 340, 342
MPW
23 Oct 1915
p. 631
Variety
29 Oct 1915
p. 23
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Her Honor
Release Date:
18 October 1915
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro Pictures Corp.
13 October 1915
LP6630
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

After a woman who says that she is taking the law into her own hands, shoots her lover, she is revealed to be the actress Jane Carleson concluding the play "Honor." Jane chooses to marry young district attorney Murray Campbell over two other suitors, millionaire Henry Strong, who remains her friend, and Hamilton Ross, a criminologist and chemist, who leaves for Moscow to investigate a murder. When Ross discovers that the victim died from the fumes of an East Indian poison, he withholds this evidence and returns. Ross mails to Campbell a letter soaked in the poison that accuses Jane of having an affair with Strong, which Campbell already suspects. When the letter arrives during a party, Strong opens it for Campbell and is stunned by the fumes. Campbell reads it and threatens Strong, who falls, hits his head and dies from a fracture. After Campbell is convicted of murder, Jane investigates and discovers Ross's plot. She lures him to a locked room in which she has incense of the poison burning, but which, unknown to Ross, is harmless. After Ross confesses, Campbell is ...

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After a woman who says that she is taking the law into her own hands, shoots her lover, she is revealed to be the actress Jane Carleson concluding the play "Honor." Jane chooses to marry young district attorney Murray Campbell over two other suitors, millionaire Henry Strong, who remains her friend, and Hamilton Ross, a criminologist and chemist, who leaves for Moscow to investigate a murder. When Ross discovers that the victim died from the fumes of an East Indian poison, he withholds this evidence and returns. Ross mails to Campbell a letter soaked in the poison that accuses Jane of having an affair with Strong, which Campbell already suspects. When the letter arrives during a party, Strong opens it for Campbell and is stunned by the fumes. Campbell reads it and threatens Strong, who falls, hits his head and dies from a fracture. After Campbell is convicted of murder, Jane investigates and discovers Ross's plot. She lures him to a locked room in which she has incense of the poison burning, but which, unknown to Ross, is harmless. After Ross confesses, Campbell is freed.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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