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Wid's lists Rennold Wolf and Channing Pollock as authors, but this has not been corraborated by other ... More Less

Wid's lists Rennold Wolf and Channing Pollock as authors, but this has not been corraborated by other sources. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
24 Mar 17
p. 641.
MPN
24 Mar 17
p. 1871.
MPW
17 Mar 17
p. 1824.
MPW
23 Oct 20
p. 3206.
Variety
16 Mar 17
p. 35.
Wid's
15 Mar 17
pp. 175-76.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 March 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 March 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10354
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Struggling young author George Anderson has nearly completed The Mortal Sin , a novel which deals with a wife's sacrifice of her honor in order to enable her sick husband to go to a sanitarium. In the story, the husband returns unexpectedly and learns the truth, but forgives all when he learns that it was done for him. Anderson, due to hard work, collapses and is forced to recuperate out West. His wife Jane is employed by a publisher who refuses to publish the book unless she becomes his mistress. Her husband destitute, Jane has no other course to pursue, and so sacrifices herself for the sake of having the novel published. Returning home unexpectedly, Anderson learns of his wife's infidelity and chokes her to death. He is sentenced to die, but while being led to the death house, wakes up and realizes that it was all a ... +


Struggling young author George Anderson has nearly completed The Mortal Sin , a novel which deals with a wife's sacrifice of her honor in order to enable her sick husband to go to a sanitarium. In the story, the husband returns unexpectedly and learns the truth, but forgives all when he learns that it was done for him. Anderson, due to hard work, collapses and is forced to recuperate out West. His wife Jane is employed by a publisher who refuses to publish the book unless she becomes his mistress. Her husband destitute, Jane has no other course to pursue, and so sacrifices herself for the sake of having the novel published. Returning home unexpectedly, Anderson learns of his wife's infidelity and chokes her to death. He is sentenced to die, but while being led to the death house, wakes up and realizes that it was all a dream. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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