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Ted Ewing, a young New Yorker, is the guardian of Nora Hildreth, with whom he is in love. He invests her fortune of $50,000 and an equal amount of his own money (constituting almost his ... See full summary »

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Cecil B. DeMille (play), William C. de Mille (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Abeles ... Ted Ewing
Sessue Hayakawa ... Oki - the Valet
Betty Schade ... Nora Hildreth
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Russell - Aunt Diddy
Theodore Roberts ... Bruno Schwartz
Monroe Salisbury ... Sam Parker
James Neill ... (as James Neil)
Ernest Joy Ernest Joy
Jode Mullally Jode Mullally
Al Ernest Garcia ... (as Ernest Garcia)
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Ted Ewing, a young New Yorker, is the guardian of Nora Hildreth, with whom he is in love. He invests her fortune of $50,000 and an equal amount of his own money (constituting almost his entire property) in a stock exchange speculation. When this speculation apparently fails he seeks to reimburse the girl by taking out a life insurance policy in her favor and then killing himself. But, as the policy has a clause invalidating it in case of suicide, he has to arrange an "accidental death" for himself, and, to this end, enters into an arrangement with the chief of the S.S.S., a blackmailing society which has already threatened his life. The humorous complications really begin when it develops that the money has not been lost but doubled, so that Ted, instead of wishing to die, has every reason imaginable for wishing to live. It is, however, almost impossible to break his sworn pact with the S.S.S. and his own Japanese valet, to whom he gave the money to pay for his death, refuses to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1915 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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After Five ( 1915 ) is a lost silent film. See more »

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Version of The Night Club (1925) See more »

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