Introduced to Marie Forrest, the actress, by a mutual friend, John becomes infatuated with her. Ignorant of his family ties, she accepts him as a friend. His wife and child cannot help ... See full summary »

Director:

Van Dyke Brooke

Writer:

Lillian Sweetser (story)
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Cast

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Leo Delaney Leo Delaney ... John
Norma Talmadge ... Alice - John's Wife
Helene Costello ... John's Child
Ada Gifford Ada Gifford ... Marie Forrest, an Actress
Edith Halleran Edith Halleran ... Secondary Role
Harry Northrup
Joseph Baker Joseph Baker
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Introduced to Marie Forrest, the actress, by a mutual friend, John becomes infatuated with her. Ignorant of his family ties, she accepts him as a friend. His wife and child cannot help feeling his estrangement. At the close of the season, Marie, on the advice of her physician, seeks a quiet spot and stops by chance at the same hotel where John's wife and child are staying. The two women become great friends and spend all their time together. John, conscience-stricken, and missing his family very much, takes a run to the beach. He gets there just as Alice, who is bathing with her little girl, is taken with a cramp and nearly drowned. Marie, who is on the beach, sees the child's danger and saves her. In the excitement of the moment, Marie and John do not look at each other. Both work over Alice. As signs of life appear, they glance up and incidentally recognize each other. Marie sees all. A happy home is preserved, and Marie, to whom John has become to mean a great deal, makes an effort... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Perhaps the promise was better than the fulfillment
24 November 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A brand new situation, so far as we know, gives more than usual interest to this picture. It is also well developed, too, but perhaps the promise was better than the fulfillment. The two women, one the wife and the other the inamorata of the man, are at the same beach hotel and have become friends since neither suspects. The husband doesn't know that the actress is at that hotel and he is coming to visit his wife, who has their little daughter with her. Coming out on the beach, he finds the child distressed because her mother, out swimming, has called for help. The man is just in time to help the other woman carry the almost drowned wife out of the water. The last scene shows the actress back in the city, lonesome but proudly destroying the man's portrait, while the man is happy with his family. The staging is very careful and the picture is a good offering. Written by Lillian Sweetser, it was produced by Van Dyke Brooke. Leo Delaney plays the man; Norma Talmadge, the wife; Ada Gifford, the other woman; and Helene Costello, the child. = The Moving Picture World, October 11, 1913


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