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Sources conflict concerning the length of this film. Some list it as five reels, while others state that it is Triangle's first seven reel ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the length of this film. Some list it as five reels, while others state that it is Triangle's first seven reel production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Dec 17
p. 294.
Motog
22 Dec 17
p. 1288.
Motog
29 Dec 17
p. 1349.
MPN
25 Aug 17
p. 1186, 1230, 1265
MPW
22 Dec 17
p. 1805.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 1997.
NYDM
15 Dec 17
p. 19.
Wid's
13 Dec 17
p. 798.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 December 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Noel Clavering, the business manager of the Everett Company, is unjustly accused of betraying the organization and is forced to resign his position. Although he suspects the real criminal, Noel goes West and becomes a lonely telegraph operator, dreaming of the day that he can return to his fiancée, Muriel Gwynne. One day, Allan Barrett, his rival for Muriel's hand, arrives at his lonely desert station and Noel wrings a confession of guilt from him but does not use it when he is told that his rival has already married Muriel. Returning East to avenge his honor, Noel learns that Barrett has tired of Muriel and is seeing Valerie Greenaway, a New York beauty visiting the town. To save Muriel from unhappiness, Noel decides to take Valerie away from Barrett and after spending much time with the girl realizes that he has fallen in love with her. Both couples then find happiness when Noel marries Valerie and Barrett returns to ... +


Noel Clavering, the business manager of the Everett Company, is unjustly accused of betraying the organization and is forced to resign his position. Although he suspects the real criminal, Noel goes West and becomes a lonely telegraph operator, dreaming of the day that he can return to his fiancée, Muriel Gwynne. One day, Allan Barrett, his rival for Muriel's hand, arrives at his lonely desert station and Noel wrings a confession of guilt from him but does not use it when he is told that his rival has already married Muriel. Returning East to avenge his honor, Noel learns that Barrett has tired of Muriel and is seeing Valerie Greenaway, a New York beauty visiting the town. To save Muriel from unhappiness, Noel decides to take Valerie away from Barrett and after spending much time with the girl realizes that he has fallen in love with her. Both couples then find happiness when Noel marries Valerie and Barrett returns to Muriel. +

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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