The Melburn Confession (1913)

Godfrey Melburn quarrels over his wife's extravagance and reprimands her for it. That night a burglar enters their home and kills Mrs. Melburn. Melburn is arrested for the murder of his ... See full summary »

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Cast

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E.H. Calvert ... Godfrey Melburn
Frances Mason ... Mabel Melburn - Godfrey's Sister
John Steppling ... Godfrey's Father
Master Calvert Master Calvert ... Godfrey's Son
Ruth Stonehouse ... The Reporter
Bryant Washburn ... Godfrey's Cousin
Augustus Carney ... Steve Hicks - the Burglar
Dolores Cassinelli ... Mrs. Godfrey Melburn
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Godfrey Melburn quarrels over his wife's extravagance and reprimands her for it. That night a burglar enters their home and kills Mrs. Melburn. Melburn is arrested for the murder of his wife. Melburn's father, an aristocratic gentleman, tells his daughter, Mabel, that if his son is guilty he will disinherit Godfrey's baby son in favor of his cousin. The cousin, a shrewd lad in his twenties, calls on Godfrey in his cell at the county jail. Godfrey gives him a statement declaring that he, Godfrey, is innocent of the charge against him. Desiring the inheritance, the cousin forges the confession and gives if to Mabel. The reporters call at her home. Mabel substitutes the confession for a plain piece of paper. Reading an imaginary confession or statement to the reporters, and, becoming aware that they are suspicious of what she is reading, she throws it into the grate. She leaves the room and the reporters depart. One, a young girl, thinking she has been misled by the loyal sister, returns... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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