An Alabaster Box (1917)

Lydia Bolton is only a child when financial difficulties overtake her father. His fellow townsmen do not give him support and he goes to the wall. Andrew Bolton goes to prison an embezzler,... See full summary »

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Chester Withey
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Cast overview:
Alice Joyce ... Lydia Bolton / Lydia Orr
Marc McDermott ... Andrew Bolton
Harry Ham Harry Ham ... Jim Dodge
Aida Horton Aida Horton ... Lydia (child)
Patsy De Forest ... Fanny Dodge
Frank Hall Crane ... Wesley Elliott (as Frank Crane)
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Lydia Bolton is only a child when financial difficulties overtake her father. His fellow townsmen do not give him support and he goes to the wall. Andrew Bolton goes to prison an embezzler, cursed by everyone. Lydia is taken in charge by an uncle and the old Bolton mansion, once a proud landmark, is left to neglect. Time has not tempered the disposition of the community when Lydia Bolton comes back, her identity hidden in the name of Lydia Orr. She opens her purse first at a church festival, but her generosity is rewarded only by disparaging remarks and open hints of ulterior motives. She lives at the same boarding house as the young minister and tongues of scandal are at once loosed. Then she purchases the old Bolton mansion, her childhood home, and offers to buy at unreasonably high prices all antique furniture in the town. There is a rush to get all the girl's money, but a few decent folks seek to protect her and at once the town is split in two hostile camps. The minister has a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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An Alabaster Box ( 1917 ) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as a lost film. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1917 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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