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HISTORY

This film first appeared on release charts for Feb 1915 as a Lubin Special Feature and was reviewed in Mar and Apr 1915. One review said that it was six reels and was to be the first release of the newly formed V-L-S-E, but this was mistaken. The film was subsequently released on 24 Jan 1916 in four reels as part of a Lubin Unit Program. The actor listed as Charles Brant probably was Charles ... More Less

This film first appeared on release charts for Feb 1915 as a Lubin Special Feature and was reviewed in Mar and Apr 1915. One review said that it was six reels and was to be the first release of the newly formed V-L-S-E, but this was mistaken. The film was subsequently released on 24 Jan 1916 in four reels as part of a Lubin Unit Program. The actor listed as Charles Brant probably was Charles Brandt. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
30 Jan 15
p. 38.
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 67.
MPW
27 Mar 15
p. 1914e.
MPW
7 Jul 15
p. 40.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 621.
NYDM
22 Jan 16
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
February 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Lubin Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
17 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7438
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Christabel Nuneham, whose husband Philip, a hydraulic power plant contractor, neglects her for his work, accepts the attentions of young officer Rex Allen. When Allen's regiment is suddenly called to India, he persuades Christabel to accompany him secretly to Southampton to bid him farewell. She stays with him overnight, and the next day she is involved in an automobile accident. The celebrated evangelist Sylvanus Rebbings rescues the injured Christabel. Rebbings, who has the largest congregation in the country, and his daughter Naomi are loved by the townsfolk but hated by the clergy because of Rebbings' radical views of religion and hypocrisy. After Phoebe Ransford, a poor shopgirl, is seduced and abandoned by factory foreman Stout, Rebbings prevents her suicide and later rebukes Christabel for not receiving Phoebe into her home. When Allen returns, Christabel meets him to end their affair, but Philip catches them together and threatens to divorce her. After he locks their small daughter Ione away, she and Christabel communicate with flashing electric lights. Soon Rebbings convinces Philip to reconcile with Christabel for Ione's ... +


Christabel Nuneham, whose husband Philip, a hydraulic power plant contractor, neglects her for his work, accepts the attentions of young officer Rex Allen. When Allen's regiment is suddenly called to India, he persuades Christabel to accompany him secretly to Southampton to bid him farewell. She stays with him overnight, and the next day she is involved in an automobile accident. The celebrated evangelist Sylvanus Rebbings rescues the injured Christabel. Rebbings, who has the largest congregation in the country, and his daughter Naomi are loved by the townsfolk but hated by the clergy because of Rebbings' radical views of religion and hypocrisy. After Phoebe Ransford, a poor shopgirl, is seduced and abandoned by factory foreman Stout, Rebbings prevents her suicide and later rebukes Christabel for not receiving Phoebe into her home. When Allen returns, Christabel meets him to end their affair, but Philip catches them together and threatens to divorce her. After he locks their small daughter Ione away, she and Christabel communicate with flashing electric lights. Soon Rebbings convinces Philip to reconcile with Christabel for Ione's sake. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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