Although she loves Jack Brandon, Edith is compelled to marry wealthy James Melford to save her father from jail. Marriage reveals Melford to be a drunkard and a brute. Edith and her husband... See full summary »

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Kenean Buel
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Cast overview:
Tom Moore ... James Melford - the Beast - the Husband
Alice Joyce ... Edith Melford - the Wife
Kenean Buel ... Brooks - the Butler
Marguerite Courtot ... Marie - the Maid
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Although she loves Jack Brandon, Edith is compelled to marry wealthy James Melford to save her father from jail. Marriage reveals Melford to be a drunkard and a brute. Edith and her husband visit a fashionable café one evening during their absence, Marie, Edith's maid, and Brooks, the butler, make merry in the library. The unexpected return of master and mistress finds the servants unable to leave the room unobserved. The two hide behind the heavy window portieres. Melford, who is intoxicated, roughly attempts to embrace bis wife. Filled with disgust, Edith pushes him away. The man falls striking his head against the floor. Unable to revive him, Edith flees to her room in terror. The morning papers inform Jack Brandon that his former sweetheart has been arrested on the charge of murder. He hastens to her aid. Marie and Brooks, who are sweethearts, are the principal witnesses against the unfortunate woman. Shortly before the trial Marie learns that Brooks has fallen in love with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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It is not very pleasant to view
20 December 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This offering is very melodramatic in nature. It is well photographed and the direction is meritorious, in an artistic sense, but, taking all in all, it is not very pleasant to view. Alice Joyce is the feature and does her usual good work and the acting of all the others in the cast is well done. The denouement is quite a surprise. - The Moving Picture World, August 8, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1914 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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