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The Children in the House (1916)

Roy Somerville has turned out a rather interesting story that will hold the interest of the majority of audiences as produced by the Triangle-Fine Arts Company. It is a five-reel feature ... See full summary »


Chester M. Franklin (as C.M. Franklin), Sidney Franklin (as S.A. Franklin)


Roy Somerville

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Cast overview:
Norma Talmadge ... Cora
Alice Wilson ... Alice (as Alice Rae)
Jewel Carmen ... Jane Courtenay
William Hinckley William Hinckley ... Charles Brown
W.E. Lawrence ... Fred Brown
George C. Pearce ... Jasper Vincent (as George Pearce)
Eugene Pallette ... Arthur Vincent
Walter Long ... Al Fellowes
Alva D. Blake ... Gaffey
Georgie Stone ... Child
Violet Radcliffe Violet Radcliffe ... Child
'Baby' Carmen De Rue ... Child
Francis Carpenter Francis Carpenter ... Child
Ninon Fovieri Ninon Fovieri ... Child


Roy Somerville has turned out a rather interesting story that will hold the interest of the majority of audiences as produced by the Triangle-Fine Arts Company. It is a five-reel feature and was produced under the direction of C.M. and S.S. Franklin, with Norma Talmadge as the star. Cora (Norma Talmadge) is wedded to Arthur Vincent (Eugene Pallette) and there are two children. Vincent is the son of the president of a bank and is devoting the greater part of his time to Jane Courtenay, a cabaret dancer, who is willing to have him devote his time to her as long as he is a good provider. The wife, who has been sadly neglected, turns to her sister, who is wedded to Fred Brown, a young detective. His brother Charles, who works in the elder Vincent's bank as a cashier, lives with them. He was Cora's first love and has never quite recovered from the fact that she jilted him to wed Vincent because of his money. The cabaret dancer makes several demands on the young Vincent, who tries to borrow...

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Release Date:

30 April 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bankiersønnen fra Broadway See more »

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Fine Arts Film Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Starring Norma Talmadge
23 September 2006 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Interesting melodrama with Norma Talmadge unhappily married. Her husband (Eugene Palette) is in the grasp of a nightclub dancer (Jewel Carmen) who has ties to bank robbers. Talmadge pines for her former boy friend (William Hinckley) but is stoic about dealing with her unhappy life. But then the bank robbers use Palette to gain entry to the bank owned by his father. The blame falls on Hinckley (a bank clerk) who refuses to say he was with Talmadge when the bank was robbed. Having no alibi he is condemned.

But then some children stumble on the bank thieves in an old shack. One escapes and brings help but he too is subdued by the robbers. As they make their getaway, one thug sets fire to the shack. The child is able to summon help just as the escaping robbers (and duped husband) go over a cliff in a wild police chase.

Maybe the most interesting segment of this otherwise standard melodrama is a dream sequence with Hinckly as a "mortal" and Talmadge as a "fairy" and how they are able to cement their love. This was likely the color-tinted scene in the original version and has Talmadge flying over a pond to meet the mortal. Pretty good for 1916, and worth a look to see Norma Talmadge.

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