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This film was originally entitled Evidence . According to a production news item, Virginia Foltz was hired for an important role, but no other source confirms her participation in the ... More Less

This film was originally entitled Evidence . According to a production news item, Virginia Foltz was hired for an important role, but no other source confirms her participation in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jan 18
p. 518.
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 679.
MPN
26 Jan 18
p. 597.
MPW
12 Jan 18
p. 274.
NYDM
19 Jan 18
p. 20.
Variety
18 Jan 18
p. 42.
Variety
25 Jan 18
p. 50.
Wid's
17 Jan 18
p. 874.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Evidence
Release Date:
20 January 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The acquittal of a rich youth on an insanity plea prompts attorney John Corbin to boast to Dr. Richard Hyde that he could kill his wife and, with proper counsel, go free. Returning home, Corbin surprises his wife's lover in her bedroom. Although the man escapes, Corbin kills his faithless wife and confesses immediately to the police. Abetted by expert counsel and Dr. Hyde's medical testimony, Corbin is freed after a short confinement in a mental institution. At the wedding of Corbin's son, John Jr., and Hyde's daughter Wyllis, the physician asks the attorney if he recognized his dead wife's lover. Corbin, aware of his friend's guilt, responds that, for the sake of their children, he hopes ... +


The acquittal of a rich youth on an insanity plea prompts attorney John Corbin to boast to Dr. Richard Hyde that he could kill his wife and, with proper counsel, go free. Returning home, Corbin surprises his wife's lover in her bedroom. Although the man escapes, Corbin kills his faithless wife and confesses immediately to the police. Abetted by expert counsel and Dr. Hyde's medical testimony, Corbin is freed after a short confinement in a mental institution. At the wedding of Corbin's son, John Jr., and Hyde's daughter Wyllis, the physician asks the attorney if he recognized his dead wife's lover. Corbin, aware of his friend's guilt, responds that, for the sake of their children, he hopes not. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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