James Ridley. A young man of good family, but who has wasted his inheritance in gambling, is caught in a great railroad accident and reported dead. Shortly after he kills a man in a drunken... See full summary »

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The Governor's Wife
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James Ridley. A young man of good family, but who has wasted his inheritance in gambling, is caught in a great railroad accident and reported dead. Shortly after he kills a man in a drunken fight and is sentenced to prison for a long term. He is imprisoned under a false name because he deems it better for his young wife to believe him dead. She becomes acquainted with a rising young lawyer and marries him. He becomes famous in statecraft and is elected Governor of the state. She has a little daughter and is happy. Shortly before Thanksgiving the Governor-husband pardons some convicts, among them the former husband who, dead to the world, had served a long term under an assumed name. Desperate and arrayed against the world, the ex-convict learns of his wife's marriage and decides to blackmail her. He goes to the house during her husband's absence and demands money and threatens to expose her. A young criminal bent upon burglary is secreted in the house. The wife leaves the room to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 November 1912 (USA)  »

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