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Photo Products Export Co. bought the rights to the film in Nov 1920 and announced plans to re-issue it, but no information has been located on whether the film was actually ... More Less

Photo Products Export Co. bought the rights to the film in Nov 1920 and announced plans to re-issue it, but no information has been located on whether the film was actually re-released. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Dec 15
p. 1343, 1363
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 108.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 4089.
MPW
13 Mar 15
p. 1680.
MPW
4 Dec 15
p. 1854.
MPW
11 Dec 15
p. 2027.
NYDM
11 Dec 15
p. 28.
Variety
10 Dec 15
p. 21.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Destroying Angel by Louis Joseph Vance (Boston, 1912).
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7086
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Scorned by her father, Mary Ladislas, an aspiring actress, elopes with the chauffeur. Before the liaison is made legal, however, the chauffeur dies in a car crash and Mary contemplates suicide. With only a few months to live, Hugh Whittaker takes pity on the girl and offers to marry her. She accepts and Hugh leaves for the West, entrusting his bride to the care of his partner, Drummond, who forces his attentions on the actress. After hearing of Hugh's death, Mary finds work on the stage with Max, a theatrical manager. Max, too, falls in love with Mary, and while she rises to stardom, he murders another admirer of hers, an actor. Soon after, Thurston, a millionaire engaged to Mary, is pushed off a boat and Drummond disappears. Stuck now with the nickname, "The Destroying Angel," Mary suffers a nervous breakdown when Hugh returns cured. Mary escapes to the seashore, but Hugh follows, eventually killing ... +


Scorned by her father, Mary Ladislas, an aspiring actress, elopes with the chauffeur. Before the liaison is made legal, however, the chauffeur dies in a car crash and Mary contemplates suicide. With only a few months to live, Hugh Whittaker takes pity on the girl and offers to marry her. She accepts and Hugh leaves for the West, entrusting his bride to the care of his partner, Drummond, who forces his attentions on the actress. After hearing of Hugh's death, Mary finds work on the stage with Max, a theatrical manager. Max, too, falls in love with Mary, and while she rises to stardom, he murders another admirer of hers, an actor. Soon after, Thurston, a millionaire engaged to Mary, is pushed off a boat and Drummond disappears. Stuck now with the nickname, "The Destroying Angel," Mary suffers a nervous breakdown when Hugh returns cured. Mary escapes to the seashore, but Hugh follows, eventually killing Max. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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