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Marie Grandon
Edward Martindel ...
'Iron' Lloyd
John T. Dillon ...
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Charles Craig ...
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Robert Cummings ...
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All copies of this film are presumed to have been lost in the 1937 fire at the Fox storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey. See more »

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A Tragic Loss For Silent Cinema
2 December 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Multi-millionaire financier "Iron" Lloyd ( Edward Martindel ), disappointed in love, bitterly proclaims that he would give a million dollars to find a woman who would love him for himself. He sails to his birthplace, a small New England town, where incognito, he fights a laborer attacking Marie Grandon ( Valeska Suratt ), who lives with her aunt and her aunt's two grandchildren. Marie helps the injured Lloyd, who spends an idyllic month with her. After Marie reads about the New York tenements that Lloyd owns, and condemns them, he arranges with his lawyer to give her a million dollars, presented as an inheritance, to test her convictions for reform. In New York, Marie lures financier Ogden Deneau ( John Dillon ), Lloyd's rival, who earlier had swindled Marie's aunt out of a fortune, to a roadhouse where Deneau's wife ( Gladys Kelly ) catches them embracing. The wife withdraws her fortune from Deneau's possession, and he is ruined. When Lloyd confesses his identity, Marie accuses him of using her as his plaything to ruin Deneau. Lloyd begins to leave, but Marie's dog leads him to her side, and they reconcile.

This 1917 silent drama was produced by the Fox Film Corporation, starring Valeska Suratt and Edward Martindel. Tragically this film was one of the many silent films that were destroyed in a fire at Fox's film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey in July 1937.


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