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The film was originally called Velma ... More Less

The film was originally called Velma . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Apr 16
p. 939.
MPN
22 Apr 16
p. 2382.
MPW
15 Apr 16
p. 404.
MPW
12 Aug 16
p. 22.
Variety
7 Apr 16
p. 24.
Wid's
13 Apr 16
p. 507.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Velma
Release Date:
10 April 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 April 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8053
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Years after a brief affair with Myra, who stole $20,000 from him, Robert Hendricks goes to Alaska to reform a lawless mining town. After failing to recognize Myra, who runs a dance hall there, Robert falls in love with her niece Velma, for whom Myra has already arranged a marriage with the wealthy, unscrupulous Lief Bergson. As a result, when Robert goes to Myra for permission to marry Velma, she reveals her own true identity, and tells him that Velma is really the child born from their short romance. Then, after Lief comes to carry off Velma, he and Robert start shooting at each other. Myra is killed during the fight, but before she dies, she confesses that Velma really is not Robert's daughter. Robert then kills Lief by throwing him into an icy river, and afterward, he and Velma finally make plans for their ... +


Years after a brief affair with Myra, who stole $20,000 from him, Robert Hendricks goes to Alaska to reform a lawless mining town. After failing to recognize Myra, who runs a dance hall there, Robert falls in love with her niece Velma, for whom Myra has already arranged a marriage with the wealthy, unscrupulous Lief Bergson. As a result, when Robert goes to Myra for permission to marry Velma, she reveals her own true identity, and tells him that Velma is really the child born from their short romance. Then, after Lief comes to carry off Velma, he and Robert start shooting at each other. Myra is killed during the fight, but before she dies, she confesses that Velma really is not Robert's daughter. Robert then kills Lief by throwing him into an icy river, and afterward, he and Velma finally make plans for their marriage. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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