The Marriage Ring (1918)

Drama | 26 August 1918

Director:

Fred Niblo

Production Designer:

G. Harold Percival

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Corp.
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HISTORY

Director Fred Niblo and star Enid Bennett were married at the time of this film. The working title of the production was The Pawn ... More Less

Director Fred Niblo and star Enid Bennett were married at the time of this film. The working title of the production was The Pawn . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Sep 18
p. 1262.
MPN
21 Sep 18
p. 1922.
MPW
7 Sep 18
p. 1463.
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1355.
NYDM
14 Sep 18
p. 412.
Variety
27 Sep 18
p. 42.
Wid's
7 Sep 1918.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Pawn
Release Date:
26 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12947
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In San Francisco, Anne Mertons marries a dishonest gambler named Hugo, who forces her to assist him in his nefarious schemes. When he plans to fleece Ward, a rich Honolulu settler, however, Anne intervenes and Ward catches him. When Hugo attacks Anne, she shoots him, and then, believing him dead, she flees to Honolulu. On the steamer, she meets wealthy sugar plantation owner Mrs. Heathe and her son Rodney, who invite her to stay in their home. Anne and Rodney fall in love, but their happiness is threatened when Hugo arrives in Honolulu and moves into a hut with Aho, an Hawaiian girl. Hugo discovers Anne's whereabouts and takes her to his hut, where she overhears his plan to set fire to the sugar plantations with Koske, a German spy. Anne hurries to warn Rodney, but the fire is already burning. As she helps Rodney and his men to extinguish the flames, she witnesses Hugo, his clothes ablaze, plunging from a cliff to his ... +


In San Francisco, Anne Mertons marries a dishonest gambler named Hugo, who forces her to assist him in his nefarious schemes. When he plans to fleece Ward, a rich Honolulu settler, however, Anne intervenes and Ward catches him. When Hugo attacks Anne, she shoots him, and then, believing him dead, she flees to Honolulu. On the steamer, she meets wealthy sugar plantation owner Mrs. Heathe and her son Rodney, who invite her to stay in their home. Anne and Rodney fall in love, but their happiness is threatened when Hugo arrives in Honolulu and moves into a hut with Aho, an Hawaiian girl. Hugo discovers Anne's whereabouts and takes her to his hut, where she overhears his plan to set fire to the sugar plantations with Koske, a German spy. Anne hurries to warn Rodney, but the fire is already burning. As she helps Rodney and his men to extinguish the flames, she witnesses Hugo, his clothes ablaze, plunging from a cliff to his death. +

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