A powerful contrast of two kinds of women, opposite in their moral code and way of living, yet extremely alike in the dominating sex impulse.



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Cast overview:
Gloria Marley
Enid Markey ...
Marcia Dorn
Carleton Condon (as Howard Hickman)
Roy Laidlaw ...
Jim Alderdice
Aggie Herring ...
Mrs. Alderdice


Gloria Marley rules as a queen in Bohemia by virtue of her undisputed talents as a sculptress, her beauty and her daring unconventionality. Carleton Condon, a man of wealth and position, while appreciating Gloria's many attractions and good-fellowship, resolves to break away from the Bohemian circle, marry, and settle down. He is in love with Marcia Dorn. The announcement of the forthcoming manage is a severe blow to Gloria, who determines by fair means or foul to win Carleton from his young wife. In this she is for a time unsuccessful. Business, however, calls Carleton to Arizona to look after his mining interests. This affords Gloria her long-looked-for opportunity, and, closing her studio, she starts for the West. Fate so ordains that at a small wayside station Carleton boards the train that is carrying Gloria on her quest. Carleton, unconscious of the intrigue, welcomes a familiar face from his home town. That night there is a confusion in train orders, and far out in the desert ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 December 1916 (USA)  »

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The Vampire  »

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Lost Early Dorothy Dalton Film
10 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This lost silent drama was produced by Kay-Bee New York Motion Pictures and released through Triangle Distributing in 1916. Directed by Raymond B. West and featuring popular silent film actress Dorothy Dalton, it remains another sad loss for fans and historians of silent films. I was able to find a brief synopsis for the reader to have at least an idea of the main storyline.

Artistic bohemian Gloria Marley, ( Dorothy Dalton ) has been involved in a lengthy relationship with wealthy Carleton Condon ( Howard c. Hickman ). Carleton decides to settle down and marry the more ordinary and modest, Marcia Dorn ( Enid Markey ). Both Gloria and Carleton happen to be travelling on the same train that crashes, leaving Carleton with severe memory loss. Gloria takes full advantage of the situation and tells Carelton that she is his wife, and sends word to Marcia that her husband died in the train wreck. Gloria and the unknowing Carelton are living quite happily together until Marcia discovers that her husband is indeed alive. The dedicated Marcia slowly succeeds in winning back Carleton's love and with successful surgery, his memory is finally restored..

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