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The Humanology Film Producing Co., located in Medford MA. was founded to make films based specifically on the poems of Ella Wheeler ... More Less

The Humanology Film Producing Co., located in Medford MA. was founded to make films based specifically on the poems of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. More Less

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Motog
5 Dec 14
p. 796.
MPN
9 Jan 15
p. 57.
NYDM
14 Oct 14
p. 31.
Variety
30 Jan 15
p. 30.
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LITERARY
Inspired by the poem "The Price He Paid" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 December 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Richard, an artist with syphilis, ignores his doctor's advice and marries Lucie, a naïve country girl. Richard's only patron is his doctor who buys Lucie's portrait, not knowing that she is Richard's wife. Admiration of the painting brings Richard a new client, Patrice, a socialite who commissions him to paint her portrait. Patrice falls in love with Richard, unaware of his marriage and illness, but when Lucie gives birth to a stillborn child, Richard's syphilis becomes common knowledge. Rejected now by Patrice, and ravaged by his disease, Richard goes mad and suffers an agonizing death. Finally, Lucie is restored to health by the doctor, whom she subsequently ... +


Richard, an artist with syphilis, ignores his doctor's advice and marries Lucie, a naïve country girl. Richard's only patron is his doctor who buys Lucie's portrait, not knowing that she is Richard's wife. Admiration of the painting brings Richard a new client, Patrice, a socialite who commissions him to paint her portrait. Patrice falls in love with Richard, unaware of his marriage and illness, but when Lucie gives birth to a stillborn child, Richard's syphilis becomes common knowledge. Rejected now by Patrice, and ravaged by his disease, Richard goes mad and suffers an agonizing death. Finally, Lucie is restored to health by the doctor, whom she subsequently marries. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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