Norton Burbeck, a young man in line for a large inheritance, is in love with the beautiful Beatrice Gaden. What he doesn't know is that she is conspiring with Norton's cousin Howard to ... See full summary »

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Mabel Taliaferro ...
Robert Walker ...
Sally Crute ...
Beatrice Gaden
Fred Jones ...
Frederick Gaden
Yale Benner ...
Howard Curtis
George D. Melville ...
Timothy McNairn (as George Melville)
Ricca Allen ...
Scraggs (housekeeper)
Jerome N. Wilson ...
Guyler (Burbeck's lawyer)
Edward Mack ...
Flynn (the butler)
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Norton Burbeck, a young man in line for a large inheritance, is in love with the beautiful Beatrice Gaden. What he doesn't know is that she is conspiring with Norton's cousin Howard to swindle Norton out of the inheritance. Norton, however, has an ace up his sleeve that Beatrice and Howard don't know about. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The production is not without its weak spots
10 November 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Mabel Taliaferro is the featured member of the cast in this five- part drama, the story of which was written by John B. Clymer and Chas. A. Logue. In the role of Jerry McNairn, Miss Taliaferro does exceptional work; especially may be mentioned the dramatic scenes in the early part of the picture, which center about the death of Jerry's father. As a contrast to the appealing character of Jerry there has been introduced a trio of unprincipled individuals, whose chief aim in connection with matters pertaining to the story is to prevent the marriage of the young millionaire, Morton Burbeck, until after a certain date, when his fortune by stipulation of his deceased uncle's will becomes the property of his cousin Howard, one of the unpleasant trio. The young Irish girl, Jerry, left to the care of Burbeck by her dying father, becomes his wife by proxy. After revealing to him the perfidy of the woman he loves and who is also one of the trio of knaves, Jerry boards the boat for Ireland, whence she is quickly followed by her husband, who has decided that he has "fallen in love with his wife." The production is not without its weak spots, and at times the producer or author, we are not sure which, is guilty of having dragged in incidents in an ill-advised attempt to make comedy, such as the proposal to the elderly housekeeper of the Burbeck home. On the whole, however, the picture is good, but is more especially suited to adult audiences. – The Moving Picture World, January 20, 1917


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