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The synopsis of the film in the copyright descriptions and reviews credit Raymond McKee with the role of "Val Lewis," while the scenario in the copyright descriptions credits Edward ... More Less

The synopsis of the film in the copyright descriptions and reviews credit Raymond McKee with the role of "Val Lewis," while the scenario in the copyright descriptions credits Edward Earle. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Jan 17
p. 420.
Motog
13 Jan 17
p. 97.
MPN
13 Jan 17
p. 273.
MPW
3 Feb 17
p. 700.
MPW
20 Jan 17
p. 420.
NYDM
6 Jan 17
p. 28.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Last Sentence by Maxwell Gray (pseud. of Mary Gleed Tuttiett) (London, 1893).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 January 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9743
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While vacationing in Brittany, successful New York attorney George Crosby falls in love with and marries Renee Kerouac, a fisherman's daughter. Within days, George realizes that Renee's lack of breeding and culture repulse him, and he leaves her at a convent and returns to America. Hearing that Renee and his child have perished in a fire, George marries Cynthia Ford. Renee surprises her husband with a visit, but George denies that she is his wife, and she dies of a broken heart. The child is not heard from until years later when George, now a judge, sits at the trial of a young woman charged with the murder of her baby. The young woman is Renee's daughter, and she is convicted. George, paralyzed by the shock, lives in terror until the father of his daughter's child, Val Lewis, comes to her rescue and produces her ... +


While vacationing in Brittany, successful New York attorney George Crosby falls in love with and marries Renee Kerouac, a fisherman's daughter. Within days, George realizes that Renee's lack of breeding and culture repulse him, and he leaves her at a convent and returns to America. Hearing that Renee and his child have perished in a fire, George marries Cynthia Ford. Renee surprises her husband with a visit, but George denies that she is his wife, and she dies of a broken heart. The child is not heard from until years later when George, now a judge, sits at the trial of a young woman charged with the murder of her baby. The young woman is Renee's daughter, and she is convicted. George, paralyzed by the shock, lives in terror until the father of his daughter's child, Val Lewis, comes to her rescue and produces her baby. +

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

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