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DATE
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Motog
16 Oct 15
p. 814, 830
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 64.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 4, 86
MPW
17 Apr 15
p. 5.
MPW
30 Oct 15
p. 866.
NYDM
6 Oct 15
p. 38.
NYDM
30 Oct 15
p. 37.
Variety
22 Oct 15
p. 24.
Wid's
14 Oct 1915.
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Based on the play The Family Cupboard by Owen Davis (New York, 13 Aug 1913).
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Release Date:
11 October 1915
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World Film Corp.
30 October 1915
LU6926
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Hard-working Charles Nelson gives his all to his family, who, in the delirium of recent wealth, spend day and night entertaining and enjoying society life. Alone and unappreciated, Charles turns to Kitty Claire, a vaudevillian, for affection and attention. Charles's son Kenneth discovers the affair and has a confrontation with his father, which Mrs. Nelson overhears. She promptly requests a separation, but their daughter Alice, siding with her father, moves in with Charles, while Kenneth defends his mother. Charles terminates the affair, but Kitty, attracted to Kenneth, entraps him in Charles' place. Unaware of Kitty's connection to his father, Kenneth proposes to her in her apartment, but she declines, saying she loves another man. At that moment Charles appears and Kenneth flees in confusion, determined to end his life. His mother intercedes in time to save him from suicide, and the Nelsons are reconciled, putting their past sins securely in the family ...

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Hard-working Charles Nelson gives his all to his family, who, in the delirium of recent wealth, spend day and night entertaining and enjoying society life. Alone and unappreciated, Charles turns to Kitty Claire, a vaudevillian, for affection and attention. Charles's son Kenneth discovers the affair and has a confrontation with his father, which Mrs. Nelson overhears. She promptly requests a separation, but their daughter Alice, siding with her father, moves in with Charles, while Kenneth defends his mother. Charles terminates the affair, but Kitty, attracted to Kenneth, entraps him in Charles' place. Unaware of Kitty's connection to his father, Kenneth proposes to her in her apartment, but she declines, saying she loves another man. At that moment Charles appears and Kenneth flees in confusion, determined to end his life. His mother intercedes in time to save him from suicide, and the Nelsons are reconciled, putting their past sins securely in the family cupboard.

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