The Last Will (1914)

Getting old and feeble, Sir William Foxwoody declares to his daughter and her son his intention of leaving his estate to the son. The mother is overjoyed, but later hears the old nobleman ... See full summary »

Director:

Ulysses Davis

Writer:

Ulysses Davis (scenario)
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Otto Lederer ... Sir William Foxwoody
Anne Schaefer ... Madame Cosburn - Sir Foxwoody's Daughter
Gayne Whitman ... George Cosburn - Sir Foxwoody's Son (as Alfred D. Vosburgh)
George Holt ... John Drake - Sir Foxworthy's Attorney
Patricia Palmer ... Sir Foxworthy's Housekeeper (as Margaret Gibson)
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Getting old and feeble, Sir William Foxwoody declares to his daughter and her son his intention of leaving his estate to the son. The mother is overjoyed, but later hears the old nobleman confiding to his ward, Julia Ann Rixby. that he means to make her his heiress. Sir William has seen the. lover-like attitude of the young people and writes a third and last will, hiding it behind a portrait of himself. After his death the mother secretly enters the death-chamber, steals the will, leaving all to the ward, and substitutes a forged will, leaving everything to the young man. The fraud is discovered and the lawyer accuses the mother of having committed the forgery. By accident, he secures possession of the original second will written by the old man. The lawyer tells her she must inform Julia Rixby by five o'clock that the fortune is hers. The son, dozing behind a screen, overhears the conversation between the lawyer and his mother and sorrowfully confronts them. Julia, who has also ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A decided disappointment
30 September 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This two-reeler telling a story of family discord and intrigue in the old English days is a decided disappointment. A strong characterization by Miss Anne Schaefer in the female heavy hole is the only bright light. - The Moving Picture World, June 27, 1914


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