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The picture's working title was Judgment . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Aug 18
p. 882.
ETR
24 Aug 18
p. 1015.
MPN
24 Aug 18
p. 1214.
MPW
17 Aug 18
p. 1019.
MPW
24 Aug 18
p. 1154.
NYDM
7 Sep 18
p. 371.
Variety
30 Aug 18
p. 38.
Wid's
25 Aug 18
pp. 23-24.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Judgment
Release Date:
12 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12748
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Mary Manners, a debutante, has inherited the power of mind reading from her gypsy ancestors. On a lonely country road, Dr. John O'Neill rescues Mary from a robber, and the two quickly become friends. John, whose father has supported but never identified himself to the young physician, visits Mary's home, where he meets Judge Brainard, the father of Mary's fiancé Robert. When Robert jealously complains of the doctor's presence, the judge admits that John is his son by a former marriage. Andrew Vail overhears the conversation and threatens to blackmail the old man. In a fierce struggle, Judge Brainard pushes Andrew over a cliff, but John is arrested for the crime on circumstantial evidence. Presiding over the trial, the judge maintains his silence as the jury pronounces his son guilty, but when he looks into Mary's knowing eyes, he breaks down and confesses his guilt. Because he acted in self-defense, the judge is acquitted, whereupon he takes his son and new daughter-in-law into his ... +


Mary Manners, a debutante, has inherited the power of mind reading from her gypsy ancestors. On a lonely country road, Dr. John O'Neill rescues Mary from a robber, and the two quickly become friends. John, whose father has supported but never identified himself to the young physician, visits Mary's home, where he meets Judge Brainard, the father of Mary's fiancé Robert. When Robert jealously complains of the doctor's presence, the judge admits that John is his son by a former marriage. Andrew Vail overhears the conversation and threatens to blackmail the old man. In a fierce struggle, Judge Brainard pushes Andrew over a cliff, but John is arrested for the crime on circumstantial evidence. Presiding over the trial, the judge maintains his silence as the jury pronounces his son guilty, but when he looks into Mary's knowing eyes, he breaks down and confesses his guilt. Because he acted in self-defense, the judge is acquitted, whereupon he takes his son and new daughter-in-law into his heart. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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