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May 1916 (USA) See more »
A District Attorney's outspoken stand on abortion gets him in trouble with the local community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tyrone Power Sr. ... District Attorney Richard Walton (as Mr. Tyrone Power)
Helen Riaume ... Mrs. Richard Walton
Marie Walcamp ... Mrs. William Carlo
Cora Drew ... Walton's Housekeeper
Rena Rogers ... Lillian - Housekeeper's Daughter
A.D. Blake ... Roger - Mrs. Walton's Brother
Juan de la Cruz ... Dr. Herman Malfit
C. Norman Hammond ... Dr. William Homer
William J. Hope ... Richard's Brother-in-Law - a Eugenic Husband
Marjorie Blynn ... Richard's Sister - a Eugenic Wife
William Haben ... Dr. Gilding
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary MacLaren ... Walton's Maid (uncredited)
Anne Power ... Infant (uncredited)

Directed by
Phillips Smalley (uncredited)
Lois Weber (uncredited)
Writing credits
Lucy Payton (from the story by) (as L. Payton) and
Franklin Hall (from the story by) (as F. Hall)

Lois Weber (written by) and
Phillips Smalley (written by)

Produced by
Phillips Smalley .... producer
Lois Weber .... producer
Cinematography by
Stephen S. Norton (uncredited)
Allen G. Siegler (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Hodge .... assistant director (uncredited)
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62 min (alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Universal's most successful release of 1916.See more »
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Wasn't the wife played by his real wife?, 31 July 2005
Author: jbmartin-2 from United States

I find it interesting that Mrs. Walton is credited as Helen Riaume (with no IMDb link). This appears to have been the same Helen Riaume who is credited elsewhere as "Mrs. Tyrone Power," and was Tyrone Power Sr.'s wife until the same year this was released. The content of this film is unusual enough, and having a married couple playing the leads and not credited as such adds to the interest.

In particular, the content was of a controversial nature in 1916, and is even more so today, with the sides reversed. The topic of abortion (called simply "birth control" in this movie) was not one that was raised often in films anyway, and moral guardians would have hesitated to let a movie through that favored the practice. The climate of Hollywood being what it is today, there might be no legal impediment to making a similarly anti-abortion film, but it would certainly be frowned upon, and perhaps de facto blacklisted.

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