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This was the first of Clara Kimball Young's features to be released by the World Film Corp. The film was re-issued by World in 1916 under the title Without a Soul with new ... More Less

This was the first of Clara Kimball Young's features to be released by the World Film Corp. The film was re-issued by World in 1916 under the title Without a Soul with new sub-titles. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
28 Nov 14
p. 44.
MPW
14 Nov 14
p. 891.
MPW
21 Nov 14
p. 1091.
Variety
13 Nov 14
p. 25.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Without a Soul
Release Date:
23 November 1914
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9470
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4-5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When Lola Barnhelun, a young woman who is loved and admired by everyone, is killed in an automobile accident, her father, a doctor, uses a machine that he has invented to restore her life. Although her body still retains Lola's form, her soul has left her, thus changing her nature. Lola becomes an amoral adventuress, breaks with John Dorris, her loving fiancé, and has affairs with many men. Soon her heart weakens under the strain and she is told by a physician that a severe shock could kill her. She returns to her father's home and begs him to restore her to life if she should die again, but after she has a fatal heart attack during an argument with him, Dr. Barnhelun destroys the machine and grieves over her lifeless ... +


When Lola Barnhelun, a young woman who is loved and admired by everyone, is killed in an automobile accident, her father, a doctor, uses a machine that he has invented to restore her life. Although her body still retains Lola's form, her soul has left her, thus changing her nature. Lola becomes an amoral adventuress, breaks with John Dorris, her loving fiancé, and has affairs with many men. Soon her heart weakens under the strain and she is told by a physician that a severe shock could kill her. She returns to her father's home and begs him to restore her to life if she should die again, but after she has a fatal heart attack during an argument with him, Dr. Barnhelun destroys the machine and grieves over her lifeless body. +

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

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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.