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29 May 16
p. 9.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 974.
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19 Feb 16
p. 1183.
Variety
18 Feb 16
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7481
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Although neither knows of the other's involvement, both Charles Macklin and his widowed father Arthur are having affairs with an exotic dancer called "the Sphinx." When both men come to see her at the same time, however, Charles, stunned to learn that his rival is also his father, denounces the Sphinx, and Arthur knocks him out. Following the confrontation, Arthur and the Sphinx decide to get married, while Charles, finally overcoming the delirium brought on by learning about his father's affair, is reconciled with Frances Evans, to whom he had been engaged before his infatuation with the ... +


Although neither knows of the other's involvement, both Charles Macklin and his widowed father Arthur are having affairs with an exotic dancer called "the Sphinx." When both men come to see her at the same time, however, Charles, stunned to learn that his rival is also his father, denounces the Sphinx, and Arthur knocks him out. Following the confrontation, Arthur and the Sphinx decide to get married, while Charles, finally overcoming the delirium brought on by learning about his father's affair, is reconciled with Frances Evans, to whom he had been engaged before his infatuation with the dancer. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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