When It Strikes Home (1915)

A prologue introduces author Charles K. Harris at his window, viewing a crowd that has gathered around an ambulance. Harris says to his clerk, "Only an abandoned child," and then dictates ... See full summary »

Director:

Perry N. Vekroff

Writer:

Charles Harris (story) (as Charles K. Harris)

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Cast

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Edwin August ... Richard Hartley
Grace Washburn ... Vera Walton
Muriel Ostriche ... Muriel Worth
William Bailey ... Victor Hartley
Claire Mersereau ... Lucille Gray
George Henry ... Simeon Hartley
Harry Knowles Harry Knowles ... Judge Gray
Walter Fenner Walter Fenner ... Mr. Wroth
Gladys Peck Gladys Peck ... Mrs. Worth
J. Albert Hall J. Albert Hall ... Dr. Truax
Claude Cooper Claude Cooper ... Mike Donovan
Charles Harris Charles Harris ... The Author (as Charles K. Harris)
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A prologue introduces author Charles K. Harris at his window, viewing a crowd that has gathered around an ambulance. Harris says to his clerk, "Only an abandoned child," and then dictates the following story. Richard Hartley, a millionaire's son, marries Vera Walton, a musical comedy dancing girl, while he is intoxicated at a party. Richard regrets this rash act when he becomes sober, and because he is under twenty-one, his father is able to have the marriage annulled. Richard goes abroad, during which time Vera gives birth to their son, whom she then deserts. When Richard returns, he weds his former fiancée, a respectable girl from his own set. Childless, the couple adopts Victor, Vera's child, unaware of his parentage. Twenty years later, Victor, a physician at a New York hospital, is engaged to Muriel Worth. Meanwhile, Vera, who has trained to be a nurse to be near Victor, is recognized by Richard's father, at the hospital after an accident. When a rival for Muriel's affection ... Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1915 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When It Strikes Home ( 1915 ) is a lost silent film. See more »

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