Lynn Charter and Laura Bray are very much in love with each other. Lynn goes to New York City to engage in business. During his absence Laura meets Hammond Gowan, a wealthy man, and marries... See full summary »

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Lynn Charter, Attorney
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Hammond Gowan - a Rich Industrialist
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Laura Bray Gowan - the Industrialist's Wife
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Lynn Charter and Laura Bray are very much in love with each other. Lynn goes to New York City to engage in business. During his absence Laura meets Hammond Gowan, a wealthy man, and marries him for his money. They move to New York. Not long after their marriage, Gowan becomes very cold and abusive. Hammond Gowan has discharged one of his workmen. The poor fellow appeals to Mrs. Gowan and she promises to intercede for his reinstatement. Her intercession leads to the usual quarrel and she unconsciously and nervously handles a paper cutter, laying on the table, which she raises as if to defend herself when he attempts to strike her. The maid enters the room and sees the paper cutter in her hand. The workman returns to his home, encouraged by Mrs. Gowan's promise, only to be driven to desperation by the death of his wife from starvation, and his children crying for food. Rushing from the room in madness, he makes his way to Gowan's home and enters. Reaching the library, he discovers the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 April 1912 (USA)  »

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It is just the kind of story, leading up to a court scene, that the Vitagraph Company likes
4 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

If this interesting and closely knit melodrama had been played by any other players, it could, nevertheless, have been recognized as a Vitagraph product. It is just the kind of story, leading up to a court scene, that the Vitagraph Company likes. They are all played by excellent actors and all are effectively set, conducted and photographed and all have freshness and life. This one surely has and it won favor with the audience. Miss Leah Baird plays in it a girl who is loved by a young lawyer, played by Mr. Costello; but who, for her parent's sake, marries a rich ruffian, played by Mr. Broake. This ruffian wrongs an Italian, played by Mr. Phillips, in some way, and is stabbed by him. The wife is accused. The lawyer, counsel for the defense, cross questions the Italian so sharply that he breaks down and confesses. - The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1912


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