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The title of the film was changed from The Tyranny of Love . MPW lists Edwin August as Craig, and Motog credits Miss Carroll with the part of young ... More Less

The title of the film was changed from The Tyranny of Love . MPW lists Edwin August as Craig, and Motog credits Miss Carroll with the part of young Geraldine. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Jun 16
p. 1397.
MPN
24 Jun 16
p. 3929.
MPW
17 Jun 16
p. 1986.
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 28.
NYDM
17 Jun 16
p. 30.
Variety
16 Jun 16
p. 25.
Wid's
8 Jun 16
p. 637.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Tyranny of Love
Release Date:
12 June 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8433
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After a few years of marriage, Constance and John Graham apparently have proved wrong all of the doubters who advised against their May-December romance. Then, Alice Lorraine, who loved John before he met Constance, decides to break up his marriage. She convinces John that Constance is having an affair with Mason Tegars, after which John divorces his wife, who is soon reduced to dancing in a Chinatown cabaret, and marries Alice. Having gained her revenge, Alice writes a letter to John explaining how she tricked him, and she then leaves town with another man. John and Constance's daughter Geraldine then arranges a meeting between her parents, during which they are ... +


After a few years of marriage, Constance and John Graham apparently have proved wrong all of the doubters who advised against their May-December romance. Then, Alice Lorraine, who loved John before he met Constance, decides to break up his marriage. She convinces John that Constance is having an affair with Mason Tegars, after which John divorces his wife, who is soon reduced to dancing in a Chinatown cabaret, and marries Alice. Having gained her revenge, Alice writes a letter to John explaining how she tricked him, and she then leaves town with another man. John and Constance's daughter Geraldine then arranges a meeting between her parents, during which they are reconciled. +

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

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