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Although reviews refer to the director as Campbell Gollan, other sources indicate that his last name should be spelled "Gullan." This film was re-released to the state rights market in Nov 1920 by the Photo Products Export Co. ...

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Although reviews refer to the director as Campbell Gollan, other sources indicate that his last name should be spelled "Gullan." This film was re-released to the state rights market in Nov 1920 by the Photo Products Export Co.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Jan 1916
p. 262
MPN
29 Jan 1916
p. 564
MPN
27 Nov 1920
p. 4089
MPW
1 Jul 1916
p. 108
MPW
22 Jan 1916
pp. 621-22, 676
Variety
11 Feb 1916
p. 23
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Campbell Gollan
Dir
WRITERS
Story
Campbell Gollan
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 January 1916
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
George Kleine
22 December 1915
LU7261
George Kleine
19 January 1916
LP7730
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Roy Wilson loses more money gambling than he receives in his liberal allowances from his father James, a consulting engineer, or than his sister Jessie can afford to lend to him. In return for the cancellation of his I.O.U., Roy agrees to give his father's competitor, Graham Madison, his father's bid for a railway contract. Wilson blames his secretary, Richard Carew, for the theft, as he refused to allow Carew to marry Jessie because of her young age, and dismisses him. Carew returns one night to meet Jessie clandestinely, and is seen leaving by a servant. That night, Roy, who is infatuated with Madison's discarded mistress Cleo, who likes to be given jewelry, takes his deceased mother's jewels from his father's safe. Wilson, who has a weak heart, sees Roy, and dies from the shock. Carew is accused of the theft, until Cleo refuses the jewels, and Roy returns, confesses and resolves to live better. Cleo, although she loves Roy, gives him up. Madison is arrested for other felonies, and Carew and Jessie look toward a happy ...

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Roy Wilson loses more money gambling than he receives in his liberal allowances from his father James, a consulting engineer, or than his sister Jessie can afford to lend to him. In return for the cancellation of his I.O.U., Roy agrees to give his father's competitor, Graham Madison, his father's bid for a railway contract. Wilson blames his secretary, Richard Carew, for the theft, as he refused to allow Carew to marry Jessie because of her young age, and dismisses him. Carew returns one night to meet Jessie clandestinely, and is seen leaving by a servant. That night, Roy, who is infatuated with Madison's discarded mistress Cleo, who likes to be given jewelry, takes his deceased mother's jewels from his father's safe. Wilson, who has a weak heart, sees Roy, and dies from the shock. Carew is accused of the theft, until Cleo refuses the jewels, and Roy returns, confesses and resolves to live better. Cleo, although she loves Roy, gives him up. Madison is arrested for other felonies, and Carew and Jessie look toward a happy future.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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