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A Friend of the Family (1913)

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George Markham is deeply in love with Phyllis Webster, the daughter of his banking partner; but has failed to make Phyllis respond. At the beach, she falls in love with a handsome young ... See full summary »

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Iva Shepard ...
Phyllis Webster
Robert Z. Leonard ...
Bob - a Lifeguardsman
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Mme. Zigoletti - a Contortionist
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George Markham is deeply in love with Phyllis Webster, the daughter of his banking partner; but has failed to make Phyllis respond. At the beach, she falls in love with a handsome young lifeguardsman. Markham unaware of this, asks Phyllis to marry him and she refuses. She marries the lifeguard and this angers her father, hut his love for his daughter overcomes his desire to punish them, and he writes telling her to come home with her husband. Things go well for a lime, but Bob, too prosperous, starts upon the downward track. He leaves his wife much alone, to the indignation of her father and of Markham. Soon, he becomes enamoured of the notorious Madame Zigoletti, a contortionist. She leads him on and soon has him almost completely in her power. Markham sees him with her and expostulates, but is told to mind his own business. In the solitude of his room, Markham thinks the matter out and acts upon his decision. Knowing that Webster has put detectives on Bob's track, he goes to the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 April 1913 (USA)  »

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