Gilbert Irving and Bertie Erroll have been inseparable companions since boyhood. At a house party Mrs. Allen announces the engagement of her daughter, Lucille, to Gilbert and the pair are ... See full summary »

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Gilbert Irving and Bertie Erroll have been inseparable companions since boyhood. At a house party Mrs. Allen announces the engagement of her daughter, Lucille, to Gilbert and the pair are congratulated. At the reception Madam Eloise and her companion, a count, are introduced. Gilbert is at once infatuated by her charms, and neglects Lucille. Bertie sees the trend of affairs. By intimidation and money he induces the count to leave, but the woman remains. The count informs her that she has Bertie to reckon with and resolves to defy Bertie. Gilbert loves the woman madly. Madam Eloise sets about it to effect an estrangement between the friends and incidentally remove the opposition of Bertie. She first succeeds in making Gilbert insanely jealous, and then writes Bertie an impassioned letter declaring her love for him, knowing that he will be too honorable to divulge the contents. Bertie replies to her in a denunciation. Gilbert discovers the correspondence and demands that the Madam show ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 May 1911 (USA)  »

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It is an eminently successful film
23 January 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This impressive film tells how a designing woman succeeded in separating two lovers , in separating two life-long friends, in causing a death in a duel, and in ruining another man's life, to gratify her own capricious whims. There are strongly dramatic scenes, each making the story more clear. The two friends meet at the girl's deathbed, and here the acting grows very strong in its intensity. The two fight a duel; one is shot and, dying, thrusts the woman's letter into the victor's hand, making clear to him the situation. It is very dramatic. The quality of the picture is strength. It is an eminently successful film. - The Moving Picture World, May 20, 1911


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