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A Paramount publicity release credits Loyola O'Connor, not Alice Knowland, in the role of Mrs. Martin. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
13 Nov 15
p. 1050.
MPN
4 Sep 15
p. 60.
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 72.
MPN
25 Sep 15
p. 11, 144
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 88.
MPW
30 Oct 15
p. 983, 1034
NYDM
13 Nov 15
p. 32.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
Story and scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 October 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
12 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6619
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Edith Martin and her twin sister Grace work as seamstresses to help their unemployed father make ends meet. An invalid, Grace falls prey to the temptations of Chinatown opium and becomes an addict, a condition worsened by a misguided physician who prescribes morphine to ease her pain. After Mr. Martin strikes oil, the family enjoys a new prosperity and the sisters meet the eligible Jack Herron, a fellow oil prospector. To Grace's dismay, Jack falls in love with Edith and in her jealousy, Grace tells Jack that Edith, not she, has a drug problem. Hinting that her sister will soon need more morphine, Grace arranges for a dinner in Chinatown with the couple. While her sister and Jack dance, Grace slips away to an opium den. Edith follows her, but ends up in the wrong den and is arrested in an ensuing drug raid. After he bails her out of jail, Edith takes an angry Jack to search for Grace and stumbles across her half-conscious body lying in the street. The truth about the sisters is revealed, and after sending Grace to a sanitarium in the country, Jack and Edith happily ... +


Edith Martin and her twin sister Grace work as seamstresses to help their unemployed father make ends meet. An invalid, Grace falls prey to the temptations of Chinatown opium and becomes an addict, a condition worsened by a misguided physician who prescribes morphine to ease her pain. After Mr. Martin strikes oil, the family enjoys a new prosperity and the sisters meet the eligible Jack Herron, a fellow oil prospector. To Grace's dismay, Jack falls in love with Edith and in her jealousy, Grace tells Jack that Edith, not she, has a drug problem. Hinting that her sister will soon need more morphine, Grace arranges for a dinner in Chinatown with the couple. While her sister and Jack dance, Grace slips away to an opium den. Edith follows her, but ends up in the wrong den and is arrested in an ensuing drug raid. After he bails her out of jail, Edith takes an angry Jack to search for Grace and stumbles across her half-conscious body lying in the street. The truth about the sisters is revealed, and after sending Grace to a sanitarium in the country, Jack and Edith happily wed. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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