The Weakness of Man (1916)

David Spencer falls in love with Babbie Norris, an actress, but his wealthy, propriety conscious father, John Spencer, makes him marry the aristocratic Janice Lane. After five years with ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry O'Neil

Writers:

Leo Tolstoy (play), E. Lloyd Sheldon (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Holbrook Blinn ... David Spencer
Eleanor Woodruff ... Janice Lane
Richard Wangermann ... John Spencer (as Richard Wangerman)
Charles Mackay ... Dr. Stone
Alma Hanlon ... Babbie Norris
Walter Greene Walter Greene ... Bert Rollins (as Walter D. Greene)
Teddy Sampson ... Estelle
Johnny Hines ... Sam Perkins (as John Hines)
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David Spencer falls in love with Babbie Norris, an actress, but his wealthy, propriety conscious father, John Spencer, makes him marry the aristocratic Janice Lane. After five years with Janice, David is miserable, and so goes to the river to drown himself. When he sees a corpse floating in the water, however, he decides instead to change clothes with it, and leave his own identification cards on the dead man. Then, starting life over, David gets work as a laborer. He meets Babbie once again, and soon moves to the Northwest with her. Meanwhile, after the dead man has been identified as David, Janice marries Dr. Stone, whom she has loved for several years. Written by Pamela Short

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Telling in a forcible and decisive manner how difficult it is to combat the weakness of man once they are thoroughly ingrained within a man's soul. (Print Ad- Jamestown Evening Journal, ((Jamestown NY)) 26 July 1916)

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Greater Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peerless Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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