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This was the first film directed by Albert Capellani for ... More Less

This was the first film directed by Albert Capellani for Metro. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 447.
ETR
19 Jan 18
p. 600.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 411.
MPW
20 Jul 18
p. 463.
Variety
11 Jan 18
p. 46.
Wid's
10 Jan 18
p. 866.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11879
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Arthur Frome, a successful businessman who drinks too much, pushes a newsboy under an automobile, thus causing him severe injuries. His wife Edith then becomes disillusioned with her husband and leaves him. After an absence of a few years, Edith returns to her husband but offers no explanation of her behavior. Soon, however, Arthur becomes suspicious when she and their family friend, Dr. Brent, frequently visit a house in which a small child is living. Arthur has Edith followed by the wife of one of his employees, whom he has caught stealing, and soon discovers that the child, who is gravely ill, is his own. Edith confesses that she did not want to raise their child under the influence of a drunkard and so left him in someone else's care. Soon after this confession, Arthur is shot by the husband of the woman who has followed Edith because the man suspected his wife of having an affair. Arthur recovers, however, as does the child, and through Dr. Brent's intervention is happily reconciled with Edith, with whom he plans a new ... +


Arthur Frome, a successful businessman who drinks too much, pushes a newsboy under an automobile, thus causing him severe injuries. His wife Edith then becomes disillusioned with her husband and leaves him. After an absence of a few years, Edith returns to her husband but offers no explanation of her behavior. Soon, however, Arthur becomes suspicious when she and their family friend, Dr. Brent, frequently visit a house in which a small child is living. Arthur has Edith followed by the wife of one of his employees, whom he has caught stealing, and soon discovers that the child, who is gravely ill, is his own. Edith confesses that she did not want to raise their child under the influence of a drunkard and so left him in someone else's care. Soon after this confession, Arthur is shot by the husband of the woman who has followed Edith because the man suspected his wife of having an affair. Arthur recovers, however, as does the child, and through Dr. Brent's intervention is happily reconciled with Edith, with whom he plans a new life. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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