Full page view
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
26 Dec 1914
p. 38.
Motion Picture News
2 Jan 1915
p. 44, 76.
Motion Picture News
16 Jan 1915
p. 7.
Motion Picture News
17 Apr 1915
p. 5.
Motion Picture News
12 Jun 1915
p. 10, 11.
Motion Picture News
23 Oct 1915
p. 32.
Motography
26 Dec 1914
p. 834, 869.
Moving Picture World
2 Jan 1915
p. 84.
Moving Picture World
9 Jan 1915
p. 222.
Moving Picture World
23 Jan 1915
p. 590.
NYDM
30 Dec 1914
p. 27.
Variety
1 Jan 1915
p. 29.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1914
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
William Fox
13 December 1914
LP5181
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In England, both the wealthy but lazy Mark Cross and one of his bank clerks, John Harding, fall in love with Helen Merryweather, but following a drunken spree, Mark marries a dancer named Inez. Learning that Inez is having an affair with Marston, a gambler, Mark leaves for America, where, in the Western goldfields, he encounters Simon and Frank Strong. John Harding, who also has come West to seek his fortune, accidentally slays Frank, and then, hearing that he has inherited his uncle's title and lands, he flees back to England and marries Helen. Discovering that Inez has been killed, Mark returns to England in the company of Simon, who wishes to avenge his brother's death. Mark is dismayed to find Helen married and lures her to his flat in an effort to compromise her, but when the angry John arrives, she upbraids them both, and they finally shake hands. Simon falls in love with Helen's sister and makes his peace with John, while Mark resumes his solitary ...

More Less

In England, both the wealthy but lazy Mark Cross and one of his bank clerks, John Harding, fall in love with Helen Merryweather, but following a drunken spree, Mark marries a dancer named Inez. Learning that Inez is having an affair with Marston, a gambler, Mark leaves for America, where, in the Western goldfields, he encounters Simon and Frank Strong. John Harding, who also has come West to seek his fortune, accidentally slays Frank, and then, hearing that he has inherited his uncle's title and lands, he flees back to England and marries Helen. Discovering that Inez has been killed, Mark returns to England in the company of Simon, who wishes to avenge his brother's death. Mark is dismayed to find Helen married and lures her to his flat in an effort to compromise her, but when the angry John arrives, she upbraids them both, and they finally shake hands. Simon falls in love with Helen's sister and makes his peace with John, while Mark resumes his solitary wanderings.

Less

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.