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The Weakness of Strength (1916)



(scenario) (as Wallace C. Clifton), (story)


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Cast overview:
Daniel Gaynor
Bill Jackson
Mary Alden
Bessie Alden
Florence Moore ...
Little Bessie
Clifford Grey ...
Richard Grant (as Clifford B. Gray)


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Release Date:

20 August 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Happiness or Power  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Weakness of Strength (1916) -- Lost Film ?
20 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

His heartless disregard for others costs shipping magnate Daniel Gaynor ( Edmund Breese ) his sweetheart, Mary Alden ( Ormi Hawley ). Then, continuing his thoughtlessness, he refuses to give a raise to Richard Grant ( Clifford B. Gray ), who needs the money to care for his sick grandmother. Richard becomes desperate and steals company funds and tells his wife Bessie ( Evelyn Brent ), who is Mary's daughter, that he did indeed get the raise. When evidence mounts against Richard, Daniel decides to confront him. At Richard's house, he meets Bessie, who thanks him profusely for the raise and then says that, because of his kindness, she and Richard have decided to name their child after him. Daniel suddenly realizes that he had lost the capacity to show compassion for other people, so he calls off the investigation of Richard and then goes back to Mary, determined to start over.

This 1916 drama was produced by the short lived Popular Plays and Players Inc. Sadly it remains a lost silent film.

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