On the Stroke of Twelve (1915)

In furtherance of the will of her father, Irene Bromley is allowed so much annually by the trustee, Sidney Villon, a lawyer of loose morals, but who enjoys a place well up in the list in ... See full summary »

Director:

John H. Collins

Writer:

Gertrude McCoy (as Gertrude Lyon)
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Gertrude McCoy ... Irene Bromley
Mrs. William Bechtel Mrs. William Bechtel ... Irene's Aunt Ellen
Richard Tucker ... Arthur Colby
Bigelow Cooper ... Sidney Villon, Irene's Trustee
William West ... Sidney Villon's Valet
John Sturgeon John Sturgeon ... Henry Holden, Villon's Clerk
Duncan McRae Duncan McRae ... Rupert Hazard, a Penniless Inventor
William Bechtel ... The Jeweler
William Rice William Rice ... The Judge
Robert Brower ... The District Attorney
Robert Kegerreis Robert Kegerreis ... Arthur Holmes - the Defendant's Attorney
George A. Wright George A. Wright ... The Detective (as George Wright)
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In furtherance of the will of her father, Irene Bromley is allowed so much annually by the trustee, Sidney Villon, a lawyer of loose morals, but who enjoys a place well up in the list in society. Arthur Colby, a wholesome, straightforward young man, is in love with her, but she treats him indifferently at times. She goes to Villon's office for $10,000. He gives her a check, despite the fact that Holden, his secretary, tells him on the side that she has already overdrawn her allowance, and she goes out reminding him of the dance to be given at the Edgerton home. Rupert Hazard, a struggling inventor, who has been excluded from Villon's office shortly previous, pushes his way into the inner office and scathingly denounces Villon, whom, he claims, stole his invention worth a fortune. At the dance the following evening. Irene, flushed with dancing and in all her resplendent glory and beauty, is seated with Arthur. He proposes, but her chill manner, cleverly affected, freezes the blood in ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1915 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is frank melodrama
31 October 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

"On Trial" was inspired by the moving picture play, "On the Stroke of Twelve" shows a trial for murder and gives the history of the crime, in much the same way as the spoken drama. It is frank melodrama, but melodrama of the better kind, human and compelling, seizing the attention at the start and retaining it to the end. Produced with liberality and intelligence. Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper have the leading roles. The entire cast, which also includes Richard Tucker and John Sturgeon, does excellent work. (Three reels.) - The Moving Picture World, March 27, 1915


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