The Straight Way (1916)

Drama | 1 October 1916

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
14 Oct 16
p. 883.
MPW
21 Oct 16
p. 417.
New York Times
16 Sep 16
p. 24.
NYDM
7 Oct 16
p. 28.
Variety
6 Oct 16
p. 26.
Wid's
5 Oct 16
p. 1008.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
1 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9229
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Deserted by her husband, John Madison, because he incorrectly accuses her of having an affair, Mary Madison goes to her aunt's house to have her baby, and then loses her memory in a train wreck. John, however, hears that she has died, so he takes possession of their infant daughter. Years later, John has remarried and Mary has regained her memory, but she does not know that her daughter is still alive. When she learns how John prizes his daughter, she decides to gain revenge on him by disgracing her, so she plots to have the daughter seduced by an ex-convict who served time on a trumped-up charge. The ex-convict and the daughter fall in love, however, and after their marriage, Mary finds out that the woman she tried to ruin is her own daughter. A less vengeful Mary then goes to John and is reconciled with ... +


Deserted by her husband, John Madison, because he incorrectly accuses her of having an affair, Mary Madison goes to her aunt's house to have her baby, and then loses her memory in a train wreck. John, however, hears that she has died, so he takes possession of their infant daughter. Years later, John has remarried and Mary has regained her memory, but she does not know that her daughter is still alive. When she learns how John prizes his daughter, she decides to gain revenge on him by disgracing her, so she plots to have the daughter seduced by an ex-convict who served time on a trumped-up charge. The ex-convict and the daughter fall in love, however, and after their marriage, Mary finds out that the woman she tried to ruin is her own daughter. A less vengeful Mary then goes to John and is reconciled with him. +

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