An ambitious young assistant district attorney uses his attractive wife as seductive bait for a powerful political boss in hopes of gaining the man's favor and advancing his career. But the... See full summary »

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An ambitious young assistant district attorney uses his attractive wife as seductive bait for a powerful political boss in hopes of gaining the man's favor and advancing his career. But the tables are turned when the young wife falls in love with the politician. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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25 June 1916 (USA)  »

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Ambition (1916) - Lost Silent ?
12 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When assistant district attorney Robert Powers ( Kenneth Hunter ) learns that political boss John Moore ( William H. Tooker ) has chosen another candidate for promotion over himself, Powers invites Moore to his Long Island estate for the weekend and urges his lovely wife Marian ( Bertha Kalich ) to entertain Moore to win his favour. After Powers arranges for Moore to be injured while trap shooting so that he has to spend weeks at their home, Marian nurses Moore and they fall in love with each other. When Marian realizes that her husband cares more about his career than their marriage, she plans to leave with Moore, but her daughter Betty ( Kittens Reichert ) intervenes and pleads with Moore not to take her mother. Realizing that Marian would have to sacrifice Betty if they went off together, Moore leaves alone. At the end, Marian orders her husband out of their house and lives independently with Betty.

This 1916 silent drama was produced by the Fox Film Corporation and it's survival status is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it is now a lost film.


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