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W. J. Ferguson, who played "Pop" Clark in the stage version as well as on the screen, acted in the Ford Theater production of Our American Cousin the night that President Abraham Lincoln was shot. The film was re-released by World on 4 Dec 1916. The story was remade in 1920 with Miriam Cooper, directed by Raoul Walsh (see below). According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this ... More Less

W. J. Ferguson, who played "Pop" Clark in the stage version as well as on the screen, acted in the Ford Theater production of Our American Cousin the night that President Abraham Lincoln was shot. The film was re-released by World on 4 Dec 1916. The story was remade in 1920 with Miriam Cooper, directed by Raoul Walsh (see below). According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this film. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
23 Jan 15
p. 154.
MPW
16 Jan 15
p. 322, 377
MPW
23 Jan 15
p. 575.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 973.
NYDM
13 Jan 15
p. 28.
NYDM
2 Dec 16
p. 28.
Variety
8 Jan 15
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 January 1915
Copyright Claimants:
World Film Corp. World Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
5 January 1915 25 November 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LU4203 LU9600
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A band of crooks led by Harry Leland arrives in a small town with plans to defraud the church deacons. Harry becomes interested in Doris Moore, the minister's daughter, believing that he can use her in his New York operations, and so proposes to her. Doris naïvely consents and goes to New York with Harry, who asks her to speak to William Lake on a small business matter. When Doris and William are together, Harry rushes in, accuses William of seducing his wife (even though they are not yet married), and then threatens to make public his discovery if William does not pay him. The men fight, William is knocked out, and Harry drags away a bewildered Doris. Harry's accomplice, "Fresno" Kate, distressed at his treatment of Doris, turns him in to the authorities, and later, when William visits Doris, a romance develops between ... +


A band of crooks led by Harry Leland arrives in a small town with plans to defraud the church deacons. Harry becomes interested in Doris Moore, the minister's daughter, believing that he can use her in his New York operations, and so proposes to her. Doris naïvely consents and goes to New York with Harry, who asks her to speak to William Lake on a small business matter. When Doris and William are together, Harry rushes in, accuses William of seducing his wife (even though they are not yet married), and then threatens to make public his discovery if William does not pay him. The men fight, William is knocked out, and Harry drags away a bewildered Doris. Harry's accomplice, "Fresno" Kate, distressed at his treatment of Doris, turns him in to the authorities, and later, when William visits Doris, a romance develops between them. +

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