Satan Sanderson (1915)

Drama | 29 March 1915

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HISTORY

This was the first release of Metro Pictures Corp. It originally was to be released by Alco Film Corp., but Alco went bankrupt. Some scenes in the film were shot in Jacksonville, FL. The college scenes were shot at Princeton, NJ from which Orrin Johnson graduated, and Princeton students appeared as extras in the film. No reviews were located for this ... More Less

This was the first release of Metro Pictures Corp. It originally was to be released by Alco Film Corp., but Alco went bankrupt. Some scenes in the film were shot in Jacksonville, FL. The college scenes were shot at Princeton, NJ from which Orrin Johnson graduated, and Princeton students appeared as extras in the film. No reviews were located for this film. More Less

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MPN
2 Jan 15
p. 33.
MPN
27 Mar 15
p. 39, 46
MPN
3 Apr 15
p. 137.
MPN
16 Jan 15
p. 383.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives (Indianapolis, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 March 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 March 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6422
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After David Stires makes out his will to disinherit his dissolute son Hugh, Jessica Holmes, a blind girl who, as Stires's ward, is to be the sole heir, protests to minister Satan Sanderson about Stires's unfairness to his son. Sanderson tells Stires that in his college days he was the leader of a group of wayward youths, which included Hugh, and that since Hugh looked up to him, he feels responsible for Hugh's downfall. When Stires refuses to reconsider, Jessica, whose sympathy for Hugh turns romantic, blames Sanderson, while Sanderson falls in love with Jessica. Later, Stires forgives Hugh, who then plans to marry Jessica, whose eyesight has been restored by an operation. During the wedding ceremony, Stires is presented with a check forged by Hugh. After Stires threatens him with jail, Hugh runs away and seeks Sanderson's help. [Information regarding the film's ending was not ... +


After David Stires makes out his will to disinherit his dissolute son Hugh, Jessica Holmes, a blind girl who, as Stires's ward, is to be the sole heir, protests to minister Satan Sanderson about Stires's unfairness to his son. Sanderson tells Stires that in his college days he was the leader of a group of wayward youths, which included Hugh, and that since Hugh looked up to him, he feels responsible for Hugh's downfall. When Stires refuses to reconsider, Jessica, whose sympathy for Hugh turns romantic, blames Sanderson, while Sanderson falls in love with Jessica. Later, Stires forgives Hugh, who then plans to marry Jessica, whose eyesight has been restored by an operation. During the wedding ceremony, Stires is presented with a check forged by Hugh. After Stires threatens him with jail, Hugh runs away and seeks Sanderson's help. [Information regarding the film's ending was not located.] +

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