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Joseph Kilgour also appeared as Willard Brockton on stage. According to a news item, director Capellani rented the Garden Theatre in New York for shooting scenes and engaged thirty cabaret girls from the Strand Roof, fifteen chorus girls from a Broadway musical comedy, and the orchestra from the ... More Less

Joseph Kilgour also appeared as Willard Brockton on stage. According to a news item, director Capellani rented the Garden Theatre in New York for shooting scenes and engaged thirty cabaret girls from the Strand Roof, fifteen chorus girls from a Broadway musical comedy, and the orchestra from the Waldo. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Apr 17
p. 1388.
Motog
28 Apr 17
p. 902.
MPN
28 Apr 17
p. 2689.
NYDM
21 Apr 17
p. 26.
Variety
13 Apr 17
p. 26.
Wid's
17 May 17
pp. 310-11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Clara Kimball Young Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10544
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Laura Murdock, a young actress who finds the struggle of existence too difficult, accepts the assistance of wealthy broker Willard Brockton who demands that she become his mistress as payment. The following summer, while in Denver for a stock engagement, Laura meets and falls in love with a penniless reporter, John Madison, who is seeking to make his fortune in the gold mines. Madison cannot afford to marry, and Brockton, who comes west to take Laura back with him, sneers at the idea of his marrying the luxury loving Laura. Laura insists that she will wait for Madison, but upon her return to New York, Laura is unable to find work and returns to Brockton in desperation. Finally discovering gold, Madison rushes to New York and discovers her betrayal. Deserted by both men, Laura becomes depressed and attempts to end her life by jumping in the river but is rescued and taken to the hospital. Madison is notified and learning of her struggle to remain true to him, rushes to her side just in time to let her know that he understands and forgives her as she dies in his ... +


Laura Murdock, a young actress who finds the struggle of existence too difficult, accepts the assistance of wealthy broker Willard Brockton who demands that she become his mistress as payment. The following summer, while in Denver for a stock engagement, Laura meets and falls in love with a penniless reporter, John Madison, who is seeking to make his fortune in the gold mines. Madison cannot afford to marry, and Brockton, who comes west to take Laura back with him, sneers at the idea of his marrying the luxury loving Laura. Laura insists that she will wait for Madison, but upon her return to New York, Laura is unable to find work and returns to Brockton in desperation. Finally discovering gold, Madison rushes to New York and discovers her betrayal. Deserted by both men, Laura becomes depressed and attempts to end her life by jumping in the river but is rescued and taken to the hospital. Madison is notified and learning of her struggle to remain true to him, rushes to her side just in time to let her know that he understands and forgives her as she dies in his arms. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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