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The copyright entry gives the film's title as Kildares of Storm . ETR lists Yorke Film Corp. as the producing company, while all other sources credit ... More Less

The copyright entry gives the film's title as Kildares of Storm . ETR lists Yorke Film Corp. as the producing company, while all other sources credit Metro. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Sep 18
p. 1413.
MPN
5 Oct 18
p. 2250
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 697.
MPW
6 Jul 18
p. 111, 118
MPW
5 Oct 18
p. 118.
NYDM
5 Oct 18
p. 517.
Variety
27 Sep 18
p. 43.
Wid's
29 Sep 18
pp. 19-20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
All-Star Series
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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Asst dir
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly (New York, 1916).
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12858
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Because her mother wishes it, Kate Leigh marries Basil Kildare, the wealthy owner of a Southern plantation called Storm. His servant Mahaly, the mother of his illegitimate son, protests his infidelity so bitterly that Basil takes the child away from her. Kate soon finds that her new husband is a coarse and brutal alcoholic and seeks comfort in the friendship of Dr. Jacques Benoix and his mother. When Basil obtains a note written from his wife to Jacques, he finds the doctor and engages him in a brutal fight. After Basil is found dead, Jacques is sentenced to life in prison, but some years later, owing to Kate's unceasing efforts on his behalf, he is granted a pardon. On her deathbed, Mahaly confesses that she killed Basil, leaving Kate and Jacques to begin a new life ... +


Because her mother wishes it, Kate Leigh marries Basil Kildare, the wealthy owner of a Southern plantation called Storm. His servant Mahaly, the mother of his illegitimate son, protests his infidelity so bitterly that Basil takes the child away from her. Kate soon finds that her new husband is a coarse and brutal alcoholic and seeks comfort in the friendship of Dr. Jacques Benoix and his mother. When Basil obtains a note written from his wife to Jacques, he finds the doctor and engages him in a brutal fight. After Basil is found dead, Jacques is sentenced to life in prison, but some years later, owing to Kate's unceasing efforts on his behalf, he is granted a pardon. On her deathbed, Mahaly confesses that she killed Basil, leaving Kate and Jacques to begin a new life together. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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