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HISTORY

A novel of the same name was written by Alfred Wilson Barrett and Henry Arthur Jones and published in New York, 1914. Burns Mantle, the scenarist, was the drama editor for the New York Mail . The film was remade in England in 1929, with Percy Marmont starring and T. Hayes Hunter ... More Less

A novel of the same name was written by Alfred Wilson Barrett and Henry Arthur Jones and published in New York, 1914. Burns Mantle, the scenarist, was the drama editor for the New York Mail . The film was remade in England in 1929, with Percy Marmont starring and T. Hayes Hunter directing. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Jan 19
pp. 507-09.
MPN
18 Jan 19
p. 451.
MPW
18 Jan 19
p. 385.
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1390.
New York Times
13 Jan 19
p. 9.
Variety
10 Jan 19
p. 44.
Wid's
19 Jan 19
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13215
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

English squire Wilfred Denver is ruined at the race track by Geoffrey Ware, a former rival for his wife's love. Denver goes to Ware's home, armed with a gun, but is chloroformed by burglars who later kill Ware. Denver believes that he murdered his enemy, and escapes to America. He amasses a fortune in western mines, and earns the title "the silver king" due to his wealth and the fact that suffering has turned his hair white. Despite the risk, Denver returns to England to see his wife and children who are near poverty. Henry Corkett, a former servant of Ware's, confesses to witnessing the actual murder, and Denver establishes his ... +


English squire Wilfred Denver is ruined at the race track by Geoffrey Ware, a former rival for his wife's love. Denver goes to Ware's home, armed with a gun, but is chloroformed by burglars who later kill Ware. Denver believes that he murdered his enemy, and escapes to America. He amasses a fortune in western mines, and earns the title "the silver king" due to his wealth and the fact that suffering has turned his hair white. Despite the risk, Denver returns to England to see his wife and children who are near poverty. Henry Corkett, a former servant of Ware's, confesses to witnessing the actual murder, and Denver establishes his innocence. +

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