Jules Ingram ( William Desmond ), the sole survivor of an old Puritan family, seeks solace and forgetfulness in drink. Unable to pay his debts, Jules is driven from his house when banker ... See full summary »

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Jules Ingram ( William Desmond ), the sole survivor of an old Puritan family, seeks solace and forgetfulness in drink. Unable to pay his debts, Jules is driven from his house when banker Rufus Moore ( Robert McKim ) forecloses on the mortgage. Offered shelter by Mercy Reed ( Margery Wilson ), a woman who in her youth naively sinned and has remained rejected by the community ever since, Jules begins to reform. Climbing his way back to respectability, Jules attends church with Mercy, causing a storm of protest. Moore's wife Agnes urges the mob to violence, and as they attempt to tar and feather Jules and Mercy, Mercy delivers an eloquent speech condemning Moore as her betrayer. The mob then takes Moore as their victim, leaving Jules and Mercy in peace. Written by Pamela Short

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25 February 1917 (USA)  »

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The Last of the Ingrahams  »

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Another Scarlet Letter
1 May 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In a small New England town, debt-ridden alcoholic William Desmond (as Jules Ingram) is driven from his once respectable home and life by foreclosing banker villain Robert McKim (as Rufus Moore). Mr. Desmond finds love and companionship with similarly shunned Margery Wilson (as Mercy Reed), who seeks reform for them both within the Christian church. The community finds it difficult to forgive, and want the sinful duo prosecuted. Then, a secret about Ms. Wilson's male companion-in-sin surfaces...

"The Last of the Ingrahams" is one of many missing films. A contemporary review in "Photoplay" (May 1917) described it as the "story of a Puritan fight against liquor and tradition." Their "Shadow Stage" reviewer Julian Johnson thought, "It is interesting as a demonstration of the real acting ability of William Desmond. So far, this handsome and nicely-muscled young man has done the pretty boys; here, he does a man whose very soul sweats in torment. He plays the part well, and the rather unoriginal story grips."

**** The Last of the Ingrahams (2/25/17) Walter Edwards ~ William Desmond, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, Walt Whitman


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