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Though contemporary ads, reviews and release charts all call the film a Universal/Red Feather release, copyright records list it as a Bluebird film. The Var review credits Harold, not Norval, MacGregor with the film's direction, but this is probably an error. ...

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Though contemporary ads, reviews and release charts all call the film a Universal/Red Feather release, copyright records list it as a Bluebird film. The Var review credits Harold, not Norval, MacGregor with the film's direction, but this is probably an error.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
26 Feb 16
p. 1175.
MPW
26 Feb 16
p. 1312.
MPW
29 Jul 16
p. 802.
Variety
3 Mar 16
p. 23.
Variety
12 Feb 16
p. 875.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 March 1916
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Film Mfg. Co.
4 February 1916
LP7571
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Bill Brent, a lawyer who lives with his old mother in Colorado, wins the gratitude of many for his professional ability. His marriage to Marion Moore, an adventuress who leaves him after her interest wanes, drives him to drink, and he is blamed for a killing committed by his law partner. Sentenced to a long prison term, Bill escapes to Canada with Jack, his cellmate, and the two become wealthy in the trapping business. One day they rescue Nita, a girl who is the sole survivor of a boating accident, and take her in. Jack and Nita fall in love and are eventually married, and Bill decides to return home to his mother. As he approaches his home, he is accosted by the town sheriff, who long ago pledged eternal gratitude to Bill. Running toward his home, Bill is shot by the sheriff, but lives long enough to greet his sick mother, who dies just before ...

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Bill Brent, a lawyer who lives with his old mother in Colorado, wins the gratitude of many for his professional ability. His marriage to Marion Moore, an adventuress who leaves him after her interest wanes, drives him to drink, and he is blamed for a killing committed by his law partner. Sentenced to a long prison term, Bill escapes to Canada with Jack, his cellmate, and the two become wealthy in the trapping business. One day they rescue Nita, a girl who is the sole survivor of a boating accident, and take her in. Jack and Nita fall in love and are eventually married, and Bill decides to return home to his mother. As he approaches his home, he is accosted by the town sheriff, who long ago pledged eternal gratitude to Bill. Running toward his home, Bill is shot by the sheriff, but lives long enough to greet his sick mother, who dies just before him.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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