Eve Leslie and Adam Moore become interested in the stock market. Eve decides to try to add to her fortunes by plunging. Tempted by the sin of greed, Eve becomes reckless. At first she wins,... See full summary »

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Nance O'Neil ...
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Eve Leslie and Adam Moore become interested in the stock market. Eve decides to try to add to her fortunes by plunging. Tempted by the sin of greed, Eve becomes reckless. At first she wins, then she begins to lose, and desperately tries to recover her losses. She meets Alma, who formerly was a party to illegal stock transactions, but who is now living an honorable life. Alma is discovered by Denton, who formerly was connected and who knows her history. Denton is wanted by the police. He blackmails Alma. Eve and Adam become involved with their friend, Alma, who hates Denton. Denton wants her to marry him and after she refuses, finally turns to Eve. Denton gives a sensational party, during which the men, as a stunt, put aside all their money and choose partners. Each couple is given a dime and told to go out into the city, spend it as adventurously as possible and return to tell their experiences. Eve is paired with Denton and Alma with Adam. The novel plan develops exciting incidents. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 February 1917 (USA)  »

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Episode 3 of 7 of the "Seven Deadly Sins" series. See more »

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A dozen other titles would have suited it as well
6 February 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The third number of the McClure "Seven Deadly Sins" series is called "Greed." The picture, however, is in no sense a preachment. A dozen other titles would have suited it as well. The greed exhibited by the characters is but slightly above normal. A successful stock gambling deal on the part of a young woman named Eve and her fiancé leads them into unexpected danger, and the young man is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The main thing about the screen play is the fact that it contains an interesting story; the "man in front" will care a great deal more about the fate of the people in the play than he will for any moral lesson to be derived from the story. The material used is not startlingly original nor of transcendent power, but it is assembled with skill and will furnish a good quality of entertainment for the major portion of any body of spectators, a condition not easily attained and one that calls for the congratulation of everyone concerned. At the risk of being accused of harping on one string, the writer is impelled to once more emphasize the value of real drama to the screen. The big situation in "Greed" is where a young girl is lured to the apartment of the villain and forced to struggle in defense of her honor. Her lover learns where she has gone and follows her. The villain is killed accidentally, but circumstantial evidence points to the girl's lover as the guilty person. The part played by Nance O'Neil is that of a stenographer who accepted a large bribe not to betray a crooked stock gambler for whom she worked. She makes good use of the money and at the opening of the play is being received by people of position. The stock gambler turns up and forces her to assist him in his schemes. She desires to lead an honorable life, and is made to pay dearly for yielding to temptation. The role gives Miss O'Neil considerable scope for her wide range of dramatic expression and she has no difficulty in meeting every demand made upon her personal fitness for the character. Shirley Mason and George Le Guere are the pair of young lovers. Miss Mason is an engaging bit of femininity and knows her dramatic p's and q's. George Le Guere puts warmth and vigor into the role of the lover, and Harry Northrup, Robert Elliott and Alfred Hickman are able members of the cast. The direction by Theodore Marston, the photography by Charles Gilson and the general production of the entire picture are to be commended. – The Moving Picture World, February 17, 1917


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