Robert Neville, a naval office, returns form a two years' cruise to find that Agnes, his mother's ward, whom he loves has given her heart to Dudley, his younger brother. Dudley, his ... See full summary »

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(as Emmett Campbell Hall)
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Robert Neville
Vivian Pates ...
Agnes - Mrs. Melville's Ward
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Dudley Neville - Robert's Brother (as Howard Mitchell)
Clara Lambert ...
Mrs. Melville - Robert's Mother
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Cecilia Dean - Robert's Sweetheart
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Bob (as Harry King)
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Robert Neville, a naval office, returns form a two years' cruise to find that Agnes, his mother's ward, whom he loves has given her heart to Dudley, his younger brother. Dudley, his mother's favorite, scarcely more than a spoiled boy, has fallen under the influence of Cecelia Dean, a beautiful and notorious vampire. Not only is the boy on the verge of moral and financial ruin, but declares his intention of marrying Cecelia. He determines to save his brother. He vainly attempts to bribe Cecelia. In his desperation he is upon the point of striking her, but her physical courage causes him to hesitate. He forms a new plan, and plays upon her inordinate vanity by pretending to have been swerved from his course by her charms, and becomes, apparently a passionate lover. Cecelia really falls in love with Robert, and indifferently throws Dudley aside. Dudley takes comfort in the love of Agnes, but not unnaturally conceives a bitter hatred for Robert, and forces a quarrel upon him. The mother ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 April 1913 (USA)  »

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The picture has been splendidly staged
27 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Emmet Campbell Hall has written a strong story. Produced by Arthur Johnson, its strength has been added to. Mr. Johnson also plays the lead, and his work has never been better than it is today. The picture has been splendidly staged. There are five characters in the play, and all are worthy of praise. Vivian Pates has the role of Agnes, with whom two brothers are in love; Howard Mitchell is not only the favored son, but also the one loved by Agnes; Clara Lambert is the mother of the two sons; Florence Hackett has the difficult part of an adventuress, who at first lures the favored son, Dudley, and later falls in love with Robert (Mr. Johnson), a naval officer on leave. Miss Hackett's work will make strong appeal to men of the world, and also to worldly- wise women. Especially is this true of the last scenes, where Robert casts her off and tells her that he won her regard only to lure her from his brother, who had already supplanted him an the affections of Agnes. There will be many who see this picture who will regret .that the adventuress did not win out, and that there should have been no occasion for the set expression on the face of the naval officer as he paced the ship's deck after he returned to duty. - The Moving Picture World, April 19, 1913


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