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HISTORY

A modern source includes Lois Alexander, J. W. Travis, D. J. Flanagan and Marjorie Nelson in the cast. Violet Mersereau may have played the part of Rose Grey. This film was to have been released by Alco Film Corp., but at the end of 1914, Life Photo Film Co. withdrew from Alco and released their subsequent films to state rights exchanges. ...

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A modern source includes Lois Alexander, J. W. Travis, D. J. Flanagan and Marjorie Nelson in the cast. Violet Mersereau may have played the part of Rose Grey. This film was to have been released by Alco Film Corp., but at the end of 1914, Life Photo Film Co. withdrew from Alco and released their subsequent films to state rights exchanges.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Dec 14
p. 802.
Motog
30 Jan 15
p. 164, 188
MPN
30 Jan 15
p. 47.
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 1329.
MPW
30 Jan 15
p. 676, 736
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 February 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Even though Clara Benson loves John Grey, she accepts the marriage proposal of elderly millionaire Peter Vaughan in order to ensure her proper place in society. John eventually overcomes his despondency and marries Helen Barrington. When Clara begins to tire of her husband, she turns to John, determined to regain his love. So blatant are her flirtations that, upon witnessing Clara's behavior at a party, Peter dies of shock. John remains faithful to his beloved Helen despite Clara's continued pleas. Exasperated, Clara devises a scheme to manipulate stock investments in the Avalanche Company, thereby driving John to financial ruin. Certain that by offering John financial assistance she can regain his love, Clara comes to the rescue. Helen incorrectly believes that John is having an affair with his old flame and reluctantly sues for divorce, but the family lawyer reveals Clara's underhanded methods, and husband and wife are ...

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Even though Clara Benson loves John Grey, she accepts the marriage proposal of elderly millionaire Peter Vaughan in order to ensure her proper place in society. John eventually overcomes his despondency and marries Helen Barrington. When Clara begins to tire of her husband, she turns to John, determined to regain his love. So blatant are her flirtations that, upon witnessing Clara's behavior at a party, Peter dies of shock. John remains faithful to his beloved Helen despite Clara's continued pleas. Exasperated, Clara devises a scheme to manipulate stock investments in the Avalanche Company, thereby driving John to financial ruin. Certain that by offering John financial assistance she can regain his love, Clara comes to the rescue. Helen incorrectly believes that John is having an affair with his old flame and reluctantly sues for divorce, but the family lawyer reveals Clara's underhanded methods, and husband and wife are reconciled.

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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