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Cast overview:
Angelina Allende
Webster Campbell ...
James Deane
Donald MacBride ...
Jack Wolver (as Donald McBride)
Lionel Grey ...
Templar Saxe ...
Adolph Bink (as Templer Saxe)


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5 November 1917 (USA)  »

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Lost Alice Joyce Silent
12 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This 1917 drama starring the popular actress, Alice Joyce, was produced by the Vitagraph Company and sadly now remains a lost film. I have found an original film review to share with the reader.

New York Dramatic Mirror, November 10, 1917 - "The Fettered Woman," made into a photoplay from Robert W. Chambers' novel "Anne's Bridge," is, apart from the somewhat lurid villain element of its plot, a film offering a rare sweetness and charm.

The story is of Angelina Allende, who is left an orphan by the suicide of her father, a real-estate visionary who has beggared not only himself but his friends in a vain attempt to "boom" the deserted hamlet of Anne's Bridge. Receiving news of his death, Angelina returns home, where she is presently inveigled into a trip to New York by two men, one of whom wants the property and the other of whom wants Angelina. In a restaurant scene which follows, Bink, the elder of the conspirators, makes advances to Angelina, is repulsed and then is shot by Wolver his fellow conspirator. The police enter, Angelina is accused of the shooting, and she is sentenced at length to a three-years' term in a home for delinquent girls. Emerging at the expiration of her sentence, she returns to Anne's Bridge. Here, in the lonely days that follow, she advertises for boarders and is at last rewarded by the appearance of James Deane. It is here that the love story begins; and it progresses until Angelina is cleared, through Deane's efforts, and, finally, is free to marry him.

There is a quality of lonely sweetness in the dark witchery of Alice Joyce's face which makes her performance of Angelina register so truly. Webster Campbell, as James Deane, is a wholesome young hero, while Donald McBride and Templar Saxe are abundantly sinister in their respective roles of greater and lesser villains.

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