Being the eighth story of "What Happened to Mary." In this picture we see Mary as a public stenographer. Mr. Foster, a lawyer, has her write a letter to Abraham Darrow, stating that a new ... See full summary »

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Being the eighth story of "What Happened to Mary." In this picture we see Mary as a public stenographer. Mr. Foster, a lawyer, has her write a letter to Abraham Darrow, stating that a new will is ready for his signature, but that the son, Terence Darrow, prevents the lawyer's access to the old man's bedside. Mary immediately volunteers her assistance in getting into the house and having the will signed. Terence Darrow sees Foster and Mary coming out of the office building and follows Mary to his home in time to prevent her entering. He then goes in, sits down, lights a cigarette and sends the old housekeeper out for some whiskey. Falling asleep, his cigarette drops from his fingers and sets fire to the rug. Mary, in the meantime, goes into the alley and slips in the back way when the old housekeeper comes out. She is detected by Terence attempting to steal through the room and a terrific struggle ensues, but Mary escapes to the yard again and gets the bottle of whiskey and a shawl ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 February 1913 (USA)  »

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What Happened to Mary? Episode 8  »

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It is somewhat lurid in its melodramatic parts
8 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The March installment in the "What Happened to Mary" series; but it lacks the interest that marked the early numbers. It is somewhat lurid in its melodramatic parts, and at the end, when the heroine and the villain are in the final struggle, the audience got a hearty laugh. Of course the producer knew that it was going to be so received, but to laugh at a picture is not to compliment it. There is one bit of acting that surely deserves mention, William West's signing of the will. Mary Fuller has her own role, which in this picture gives her no chance; Richard Ridgley plays the villain with no subtlety whatever; Mrs. William Bechtel has a role in which she makes a distinct figure. Charles J. Brabin is the producer. - The Moving Picture World, March 15, 1913


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