Judge Not; or, the Woman of Mona Diggings (1915)

Drama | 27 September 1915

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HISTORY

The pre-release title of this film was Renunciation ... More Less

The pre-release title of this film was Renunciation . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Oct 15
p. 690, 714
MPN
25 Sep 15
p. 117, 134
MPW
11 Sep 15
pp. 1764-65.
MPW
20 Feb 15
p. 1200.
MPW
2 Oct 15
p. 144.
Variety
1 Oct 15
p. 19.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Renunciation
Release Date:
27 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6385
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the destitute Molly Hanlon is befriended by crooked gambler Lee Kirk, she marries him in a phony ceremony. While frequenting Kirk's gambling den, Molly meets Miles Rand, the dissolute son of Judge Rand, whose obvious attraction for her encourages Kirk to swindle him out of his money. Penniless, Miles accepts a loan from Molly and returns East to study law. On the day that Molly learns that her marriage is not legal, the gambling den burns down and Kirk is presumed dead. After escaping with Kirk's money, Molly goes East where she encounters Miles, now a district attorney. In spite of the objections of Judge Rand, Molly accepts Miles's proposal, but after Kirk arrives in town, she calls off the engagement. When Kirk enters her apartment through a window, Molly kills him in a panic and is arrested for murder. The still faithful Miles defends her in court, and after her acquittal, she confesses her past and reunites with her old ... +


After the destitute Molly Hanlon is befriended by crooked gambler Lee Kirk, she marries him in a phony ceremony. While frequenting Kirk's gambling den, Molly meets Miles Rand, the dissolute son of Judge Rand, whose obvious attraction for her encourages Kirk to swindle him out of his money. Penniless, Miles accepts a loan from Molly and returns East to study law. On the day that Molly learns that her marriage is not legal, the gambling den burns down and Kirk is presumed dead. After escaping with Kirk's money, Molly goes East where she encounters Miles, now a district attorney. In spite of the objections of Judge Rand, Molly accepts Miles's proposal, but after Kirk arrives in town, she calls off the engagement. When Kirk enters her apartment through a window, Molly kills him in a panic and is arrested for murder. The still faithful Miles defends her in court, and after her acquittal, she confesses her past and reunites with her old love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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