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Francelia Billington

  • Feb 01, 1895 - Nov 24, 1934 (age 39)
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1934
Francelia Billington
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Francelia Billington

Francelia Billington passed away.
1930
The Mounted Stranger
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MovieFeb 8, 1930

The Mounted Stranger

A young Pete Ainslee sees Gary kill his father. Years later Pete …
A young Pete Ainslee sees Gary kill his father. Years later Pete shoots Gary but Gary recovers and he and his gang trail Pete to Spider's border saloon. They capture him but he escapes the saloon and escapes again when being chased bringing about a showdown between Gary and his antagonistic henchman White-Eye.
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1923
What a Wife Learned
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MovieJan 28, 1923

What a Wife Learned

What a Wife Learned is a 1923 American drama film directed …
What a Wife Learned is a 1923 American drama film directed by John Griffith Wray and starring John Bowers, Milton Sills, Marguerite De La Motte, Evelyn McCoy, Harry Todd and Aggie Herring. Written by Bradley King, the film was released on January 28, 1923, by Associated First National Pictures.
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1922
Blazing Arrows
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MovieOct 18, 1922

Blazing Arrows

While attending Columbia University in New York, a …
While attending Columbia University in New York, a young Sioux Indian named Sky Fire falls in love with Martha Randolph, a pretty young white girl. Things take a turn for the worse when a rejected suitor tells Martha's father that Sky Fire is an Indian, and the father promptly refuses Martha permission to bet married. Sky Fire returns to the west, but his troubles follow him--the man who revealed his identity follows him and murders Martha's guardian, leading to Martha's seeking Sky Fire's protection and a shocking conclusion for all concerned..
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1920
Hearts Are Trumps
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MovieDec 13, 1920

Hearts Are Trumps

Hearts are trumps when Lady Winifred secretly marries …
Hearts are trumps when Lady Winifred secretly marries gamekeeper Michael Wain. The discovery of marriage by her father Lord Altcar, who is bent on trading his daughter to Lord Burford in order to cover his losses at cards, causes Altcar to have Wain horribly beaten and dismissed with a warning never to return. Years later when Wain returns, embittered and bent upon revenge, he buys up the mortgages on Altcar manor and is arranging for foreclosure when he learns an astounding fact: Lady Winifred's convent-raised daughter Dora is engaged to American artist John Gillespie, but her hand is sought by the same Lord Burford who sought that of her mother. Conspiring to destroy Dora's love for John, Burford attempts to disgrace the girl by having a nude body attached to the portrait that Gillespie painted of her. Shamed and brokenhearted, Dora runs away to the convent in the Alps, causing her father to accept his paternal responsibility and reconcile himself with Lady Winifred. Burford, having discovered Dora's destination, attempts to have her abducted, but her lover, father and mother follow in pursuit and, after many tribulations, the four are reunited during a blinding snowstorm.
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Lester Cuneo
MarriageOctober 1920

Lester Cuneo

Lester H. Cuneo (October 25, 1888 – November 1, 1925) was an …
Lester H. Cuneo (October 25, 1888 – November 1, 1925) was an American stage and silent film actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he began acting in live theatre while still in his teens.
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The Terror
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MovieMay 29, 1920

The Terror

The Terror is a 1920 silent Western film starring Tom Mix, …
The Terror is a 1920 silent Western film starring Tom Mix, Francelia Billington and Lester Cuneo. The film was produced by William Fox and directed and written by Jacques Jaccard, and was based on a story written by Mix.
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Desert Love
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MovieApr 20, 1920

Desert Love

Desert Love released.
1919
The Great Air Robbery
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MovieDec 28, 1919

The Great Air Robbery

A daredevil flyer delivers the …
A daredevil flyer delivers the night mail despite threats from weather and robbers.
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Blind Husbands
MovieDec 7, 1919

Blind Husbands

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the …
An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly.
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1918
The Midnight Trail
MovieFeb 25, 1918

The Midnight Trail

The Midnight Trail released.
In Bad
MovieJan 21, 1918

In Bad

In Bad released.
1917
Money's Mockery
MovieMay 25, 1917

Money's Mockery

Money's Mockery released.
The Frame-Up
MovieMay 7, 1917

The Frame-Up

Young Jeffrey Claiborne, the son of a wealthy father, comes to …
Young Jeffrey Claiborne, the son of a wealthy father, comes to the aid of pretty Betty Jane Moir, who is being bothered by a lecherous chauffeur. He accepts Betty's grateful offer of employment in her mother's taxi company. Smitten, Jeffrey proposes to her, but her mother--not knowing who he really is--dismisses him as not worthy of being her daughter's husband. He determines to prove his worth, and gets his chance when he discovers that Betty's mother is being blackmailed by a criminal gang.
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High Play
MovieApr 9, 1917

High Play

Wealthy banker John Sevier is engaged to Elaine Morier, …
Wealthy banker John Sevier is engaged to Elaine Morier, who runs an upscale gambling club with her father Gerald. One night at the club John stops a fight between club employee Jim Hammond a wealthy young customer named Tom Leonard. He takes Leonard home and meets Marion, his sister. The next day he discovers that his banking partner, Jim Collins, has made too many bad investments with the bank's money and the institution is in danger of going under. John promises to use his own money to save the bank, but Elaine, outraged, breaks off their engagement. However, Marion and Tom congratulate him on his courage in putting up his own money to save the bank. Elaine and her father--who were scheming to take John for his money all along--realize that they made a mistake and try to get the two back together again. Complications ensue.
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My Fighting Gentleman
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MovieMar 12, 1917

My Fighting Gentleman

My Fighting Gentleman (also …
My Fighting Gentleman (also known as A Son of Battle) is a 1917 American silent historical drama film directed by Edward Sloman with the storyline by Doris Schroeder and Nell Shipman. Starring William Russell and Francelia Billington.
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Heart Strings
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MovieJan 22, 1917

Heart Strings

After being abandoned by her mother and adopted by …
After being abandoned by her mother and adopted by Dr.McLean, little Johanna grows into an attractive young woman. She falls in love with medical student Gerald, but trouble ensues for both when the naive fellow falls for an older woman, who turns out to be Johanna's long lost mother. Now it is up to the kindly doctor to bring Johanna and Gerald back together.
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The Moral Right
MovieJan 5, 1917

The Moral Right

Gerrardi, an Italian, has come to America and saved enough …
Gerrardi, an Italian, has come to America and saved enough to send for his sweetheart, Francelia. He finds enjoyment in preparing for her coming. He confides his secret to one of his customers, an attorney, John Wainwright. On the passage over Francelia, traveling steerage, is insulted by a drunken passenger, and Paul Arnold, an artist, comes to her rescue. Her beauty appeals to him and he engages a first-class cabin for her. She tells him about her lover who is waiting to welcome her. But Arnold has other plans. He knows that the steerage passengers exit by a different passage than do the cabin passengers. She leaves the ship with him. When she does not see Gerrardi, Arnold suggests that she go with him to his mother until they can locate her lover. She reluctantly consents. At Arnold's studio she learns there is no mother, but knowing no one and being unable to speak English, she accepts conditions as she finds them. One day while driving with Arnold and waiting to make a crossing she sees Gerrardi. At first overjoyed, she then realizes the life she is living and hides her face in shame. Gerrardi has seen her, and he goes in search of her. His quest is in vain. When he returns he finds Francelia at his home. Weepingly she tells her story, and, Gerrardi leaves to find Arnold. The two struggle in the studio and Gerrardi kills Arnold. At the trial Wainwright is his attorney. He calls Francelia as a witness. She tells her story and gains freedom for her lover, who later becomes her husband.
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1916
The Right to Be Happy
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MovieDec 21, 1916

The Right to Be Happy

Scrooge was a "grouch," the …
Scrooge was a "grouch," the greatest the world of literature has ever known. His former partner, Jacob Marley, had been dead more than seven years when the eventful Christmas Eve closed in on London. So imbued had Scrooge become with greed for money that his world, his sun, moon and stars were represented in bank notes and the securities he dealt in. He had not given Marley a thought since the day he buried him, and Scrooge celebrated that day by driving the best of business bargains. On this Christmas Eve Bob Cratchit, his faithful clerk, had been sent home with a gruff word instead of a "Merry Christmas" and had been told because he was to have the day off he must come to work extra early on the following morning. Scrooge's nephew had made his accustomed call to ask the old "grouch" to dine with him; and Scrooge had been his usual surly self in refusing. Kind-hearted collectors for charity had called, and Scrooge had turned them away with a snarl. There was no Christmas spirit, so far as Scrooge was concerned, and in his accustomed mood of "grouchiness" he ate his lonely meal and went to his lodgings, embittered, morose and decidedly "anti-Christmas" in spirits. In lodgings so cold that anybody but Scrooge would freeze, the old "grouch" prepared to spend the night. He was so miserly that he would not burn coal or use candles to dispel the gloom. Outside the cold was growing more intense; the merry voices of young and old picking up Christmas cheer and passing glad tidings in friendly salutations, grated on Scrooge's ears and made him hate more bitterly the world and everybody in it. Suddenly Scrooge is aroused by the clanking of chains and footfalls on the stairs, and before he realized what was transpiring the ghost of Jacob Marley was standing at Scrooge's elbow. The subsequent events transpired through the visits of three ghostly messengers: Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. These apparitions led Scrooge through his childhood, youth and manhood; recalled in vivid reality the varying phases of his career, and Christmas Future shows him what he may expect, under conditions that involve his change of heart and attitude toward mankind. When Scrooge awakens we see his change of heart, exemplified in wondrous ways; behold him as the kindly man, bubbling over with the Christmas spirit; see him transfigured, a lovable and kindly old man, solely bent upon making up in charitable and humane deeds for the wasted years of his ill-spent life.
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The Mainspring
MovieNov 27, 1916

The Mainspring

The Mainspring is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by …
The Mainspring is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway and starring Ben F. Wilson, Wilbur Higby and Francelia Billington.
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Her Wedding Day
MovieNov 2, 1916

Her Wedding Day

Her Wedding Day released.
The Price of Victory
MovieSep 13, 1916

The Price of Victory

The Price of Victory released.
Bettina Loved a Soldier
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MovieAug 14, 1916

Bettina Loved a Soldier

In 19th-century France, …
In 19th-century France, young, single and wealthy Bettina is pursued by dozens of young men, but she believes that they're interested more in her money than in her and rejects them all. Young army Lt. Jean Reynaud meets her and falls for her without knowing how wealthy she is; when he finally finds out, he is afraid that, because of her high social status and his low one, he'll be perceived to be just another gold-digger, and his sense of honor won't permit that, so he turns her away. She, however, doesn't want to be turned away, and he finds the tables turned when she pursues him.
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Naked Hearts
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MovieMay 10, 1916

Naked Hearts

Maud and Cecil, childhood sweethearts, grow up and …
Maud and Cecil, childhood sweethearts, grow up and drift apart. Maud finds herself engaged, against her will, to a rich nobleman. Cecil, dejected, goes to the city and becomes a famous musician. Maud, not wishing to marry a man she doesn't love and believing Cecil to have been killed in the war, enters a convent. Cecil returns to find that he is not allowed to enter the convent to contact Maud, and desperately tries to devise a plan to let her know he is alive and still loves her.
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The Best Man's Bride
MovieApr 18, 1916

The Best Man's Bride

The Best Man's Bride released.
The Diamond Thieves
MovieFeb 7, 1916

The Diamond Thieves

The Diamond Thieves released.
1915
On the Bread Line
MovieOct 13, 1915

On the Bread Line

Joe Benton, a foreman of a gang of bridge builders, is sent on a …
Joe Benton, a foreman of a gang of bridge builders, is sent on a job of bridge building on a new railroad through farming country. He saves the life of Bessie Waters, when she loses her oar and her boat is dashed against the river abutment of the new bridge. Joe Benton employs a young local blacksmith (who is in love with Bess) on the bridge. Joe vanquishes the blacksmith in a fight, and marries Bess in the spring. Their wedding day begins in sunshine, but ends in a down-pour of rain that begins during the ceremony. The superstitious country people look upon this as an evil omen. The bridge job being finished, Joe is promoted to the foremanship on the job of erecting a skyscraper in a big city. Matt Kelcey, the disappointed suitor, embittered at Joe, is also employed on the city skyscraper work. He drops a piece of iron on Joe at dusk. Joe is laid up and his savings exhausted. Bess gets work in a store, but her beauty attracts attention and she is offered a position as a cloak model. In the new position the example of some of the other models and the constant temptations cause Bess to permit herself to do indiscreet things. Matt Kelcey, employed on a job repairing an elevator in the big wholesale cloak house, recognizes Bess as she leaves the show room with an attentive buyer. Bess is now deceiving the convalescing young husband by telling him she has to work at night; one lie leading to another, regarding her new fine clothes, etc. Matt calls at the tenement and affects a reconciliation with the good-natured Joe, who has never suspected Matt was the enemy who injured him. Matt sows the seeds of distrust of Bess in the mind of Joe, and Joe, seeking to verify his suspicion, finds a note Bess has received. Now able to get about and almost fully recovered, he follows Bess to the gay tango restaurant she is taken to by an admirer. On a specific occasion she has told her husband she will be working late. He confronts her and strikes the man she is with. The actions of Bess kills all the ambition in Joe and he becomes a drunkard. As he descends Matt descends with him. Meanwhile, the contrasting progress of Bess along the primrose path is shown. She prospers in luxury and the gay life she has chosen. Joe finally joins an agitator's "Army of the Unemployed." His rude eloquence, augmented by the fundamentals of his self-sought education, make Joe a leading figure in the demonstrations of the unemployed. He is arrested with the others, and his dramatic recital of the wrongs of the poor and oppressed and denunciation of the sinful luxuries of the unthinking rich, attract the attention of Mark Kingsley, a rich and handsome young merchant and man about town, who is a friend and fellow-club member of the police magistrate. Kingsley becomes interested in Joe and gives him good clothes, money and his card, telling Joe he will secure him employment. Kingsley returns to his apartments and tells his mistress, who is Bessie, of the man he is going to save from one abyss, and tells her his name. Bessie shows signs of agitation and suggests that he be sent to the far west. In his new clothes, the night before he is to meet Kingsley, his benefactor, Joe meets Matt Kelcey and tells him of his good luck and gives Matt money. But Matt is obsessed with his hidden hatred of Joe, tells some gang men that Joe has money. The thugs sandbag Joe, taking his new clothes off him, dress him in old ones, and leave a bottle of whiskey beside him. He is sent to prison. When he is released he seeks out Kingsley, but the latter, believing him worthless and a hopeless drunkard, will have nothing to do with him. Joe falls to his lowest. He becomes a shambling wretch on the bread line and a sodden and trembling hanger-on around missions. He becomes converted and labors for good among the unfortunate wretches. He ministers to a dying gunman after a gang battle, who confesses to Joe that he was one of the assailants who sandbagged and robbed him at the instigation of Matt. He also tells him how Matt betrayed to his pals all the evil he had done to Joe. The gunman dies, and Joe searches for Matt and finds him. He strangles the wretched Matt, after a struggle, and casts the body into the tide. A month later he is again in rags, and seeking a precarious livelihood calling carriages in front of the theaters at night. One night as he opens the door of an auto, he gives a great cry when he sees Bessie, his erring wife, and the fur-coated millionaire is his philanthropic benefactor. The woman screams and faints. The man slams the door and orders his chauffeur to drive on. Joe rushes in front of the automobile out in the street as it turns to dart away, and is struck down. The police halt the car, and the next day a small item in the newspapers tells of the death of a tramp-taxicab caller at the theater, stating further that the tragedy has prostrated "Mrs. Kingsley," and that her husband, Mark Kingsley, well known for his charitable tendencies, will see that the unfortunate man receives a Christian burial.
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The Father
MovieSep 11, 1915

The Father

Bill Kenare, second-story man, is sent to jail for seven years, …
Bill Kenare, second-story man, is sent to jail for seven years, by Charles Spaulding, a wealthy manufacturer. Spaulding takes pity on Kenare's wife and child. He adopts Henry, two years old, and employs the mother as nurse. Kenare escapes before his time and joins a band of gypsy kidnappers. Anxious to get even with the man who sent him to prison, Kenare agrees to steal the rich manufacturer's little son, as he supposes Henry to be. In the guise of a blind vagabond, he meets the child and beguiles him with wonderful stories of a gypsy's adventures. On the day set for Henry's capture, Kenare chances upon his wife on the Spaulding grounds. He learns the boy's identity. Overcome by the realization of his own son's narrow escape. Kenare returns to serve out his term.
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Hearts and Flowers
MovieAug 31, 1915

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers released.
Tangled Paths
MovieJul 25, 1915

Tangled Paths

Tangled Paths released.
A Child of God
MovieApr 29, 1915

A Child of God

Schoolteacher Frances Angell finds herself attracted to wealthy …
Schoolteacher Frances Angell finds herself attracted to wealthy rancher Jim McPherson but finds his rough-hewn ways objectionable, so when he proposes marriage she turns him down. Her father asks her to return to his home in the East, where her former boyfriend Chet Condon, who now holds the mortgage on the family home and is threatening to foreclose on it unless Frances marries him. When she also learns that her recently widowed sister Jane is also moving back east with her newborn child, Frances is torn between her duty to her family and her love for Jim.
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Heart Beats
MovieFeb 6, 1915

Heart Beats

Policeman Moriarty witnesses, silhouetted on the window …
Policeman Moriarty witnesses, silhouetted on the window curtain of a rear room in Frank Middleton's house, on the night of a masque ball, the murder of Middleton himself, by a tall figure costumed like the Devil. Just previously he also has seen the shadows of Middleton and a young woman on the curtain, the latter struggling to defend herself from his embrace. Moriarty summons help, and the policemen, under the direction of Lee, the chief of the detective force, arrests all the guests. Lee also finds on the table of Middleton's room a diary, a woman's handkerchief, and a bunch of keys. Trying the keys in one door after another, he at last brings to light a beautiful girl who weeps but will tell nothing. He takes her to the police station, where already the other guests are awaiting examination. There Lee sets an electric lamp on the floor and with Moriarty at his elbow reviews in silhouette on the wall all the guests as they pass the lamp. Floyd Parker, who is dressed as Mephistopheles, is called aside, and then Edwin Hurlburt, whose cupid bow, in silhouette, resembles a devil's horns. Lee brings out the "heart-throb machine" and tests by means of written words on a blackboard both the suspected men. Parker is tried first. The heart throb register runs evenly. "Hurlburt, you killed Middleton," writes Lee, and the machine registers wildly. Suddenly, at the detective's signal, a door is opened and the girl runs into the room. Seeing Hurlburt in an attitude of supplication, she exclaims, "It was not his fault! The scoundrel trapped me." Lee draws from his pocket the diary he has found on the table in Middleton's room. He reads to himself the last entry: "Wealth buys everything. Even little Janet, Hurlburt's fiancée, met me in my rooms tonight to save his business from my mortgage. She must pay my price." Then he tries the girl with the heart throb machine and she bursts into a storm of weeping. Hurlburt springs forward and throwing his arms about her, confesses. He had killed Middleton to save her honor. Lee closes the machine. "It was justifiable homicide," he says.
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1914
Who Shot Bud Walton?
MovieDec 5, 1914

Who Shot Bud Walton?

Lafe Johnson, sheriff of Badger and his friend, Dan, bury Tom …
Lafe Johnson, sheriff of Badger and his friend, Dan, bury Tom Rooker, whom they find dead hanging from a tree. As they return to the town the sheriff believes that the hanging was caused by Bud Walton, a bad man. Bud Walton and Jeff Hardin, another bad man, are deadly enemies. Rooker and Hardin were pals and the sheriff feels that in a spirit of revenge, Walton was instrumental in Rooker's death, because the latter was Hardin's close friend. Owing to the feud between Walton and Hardin, and to insure a certain amount of security to the other citizens, the town has been divided into two sections. Walton is permitted to come and go at will in one section and Hardin has the same privileges in the other, but each is forbidden to trespass in the other's territory. While the sheriff and Dan are playing dominoes in the Fashion Saloon, Hardin enters and tells the sheriff that Walton has been making threats against his (Hardin's) life. Johnson advises him that it won't be healthy for either Hardin or Walton to start a fight. Hardin then takes a seat in the barroom facing the door, while Daniel Boone, the faro dealer, plays cards with an imaginary opponent. Tillie is employed at the Fashion and talks friendly with Hardin. A boy enters the barroom and tells the sheriff that he is wanted at the express office and the sheriff leaves. Bud Walton enters and drawing his pistol walks up to Hardin with the statement that, "he has got him now." Hardin draws his gun but Walton is the quicker. Just as Walton fires, another shot is heard and Walton drops dead. By this time Hardin has drawn his gun and fires several times at Walton. When the sheriff enters Hardin hands him his gun and gives himself up. Peculiar circumstances cause the sheriff to make a detailed investigation. At the inquest Hardin showed how his life was saved by a Bible. Some time before he had picked up the Bible from the coroner's table and showed that Walton's bullet had struck the Bible in his breast pocket and became embedded in the pages of the book. Hardin admitted that he had killed five men. The inquest is postponed while the sheriff asks for two days to find the murderer. Hardin is held upon the nominal charge of stealing a Bible. The sheriff and Dan then ride away to bring back the real murderer and the sheriff tells his companion that while Hardin carried a .43 caliber revolver. Walton had been shot with a 30-30 rifle bullet which was fired from a small room directly back of where Hardin was sitting. The sheriff states further that a man's imprint of a hand on the wall in axle grease was another clue. At a nearby ranch, Johnson arrests Slim Terry, who is eating at a table. The trial is resumed the following day and Slim admits he killed Walton, shooting from the small room, because Walton had run him out of town. While Slim is admitting the crime, Tillie rushes into the courtroom and states Slim is a liar because she shot Walton. She adds that Slim was her sweetheart but that Walton had run him out of town, and they had run after her. Tillie states further that she hid Slim in the room purposely to shoot Walton, but Slim could not shoot straight. She then had Slim place his hands against the wall and aiming her rifle at Walton she fired and Walton fell dead. Slim had accidentally placed his hand in axle grease which caused his imprint to appear on the wall. His extreme height caused the imprints to appear high and the sheriff knew they were made by an exceedingly tall man. Tillie tells further of Walton's persecutions of her and that Slim was her only friend. Consternation reigns in the courtroom. The judge returns a verdict that Walton just died and Slim, Hardin and Tillie are discharged. The sheriff then informs Tillie that the town of Badger will stake her and Slim to a wedding.
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The Final Verdict
MovieSep 13, 1914

The Final Verdict

King rides into a western saloon and recognizes Burns at the …
King rides into a western saloon and recognizes Burns at the bar. He covers the crowd with his gun, shoots Burns and makes his getaway. At his rendezvous, King finds himself out of tobacco and sends his companion, Eagle Eye, back to town to buy some. Eagle Eye discovers a reward for King outside the saloon, and the Indian leaving to return, brings the sign with him. King at the rendezvous takes the sign from Eagle Eye, destroys it, but Eagle Eye shows he is afraid of being caught with King and leaves, after being warned by King not to squeal. Taking a job on a ranch, Eagle Eye meets the daughter through a little accident to a pall she is carrying, which he fixes for her; he is infatuated. King stops at the ranch house for a drink and sees Eagle Eye attack the daughter in another part of the place. King, going to rescue, beats up Eagle Eye and sends him off. To revenge himself, Eagle Eye turns informer and directs the sheriff to King's position. King sees them near the cliff and the shooting brings down Eagle Eye, who falls over the cliff. A duel follows between the sheriff and King. The sheriff is finally keeled over with a shot and King goes to wet his handkerchief. He leaves his gun behind, and the sheriff, reviving, covers King, and ties his hands with a handkerchief. The westerners decide to take the law in their own hands and coming on the sheriff in his cabin, eating, they take the prisoner away from him, after hog-tying the sheriff. The crowd makes for a tree but as they arrive and are ready to string up King, the sheriff comes, after freeing himself by rolling into the hayfield and cutting bonds with a hay knife he found. The sheriff covers the crowd with his revolver, makes them remove the rope and King tells his story. King, Burns and Mary are making the journey over the range when they come upon an old miner's shack. They answer his cries for help, King and Mary going in. The miner is on his deathbed and before he passes away gives them the bag of gold he has hoarded. The two make Burns a third partner in their good fortune. At camp that night. Burns takes the money from King and with the only water bag in the party, steals away. After a terrible trip across the desert, Mary dies, with King attending her. Hence the swift revenge on Burns in the saloon. Back to the tree, where the westerners commend and sympathize with King, and all leave except sheriff who looks at King, grief-stricken.
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Through the Dark
MovieAug 29, 1914

Through the Dark

Anne and May, two sisters, work in a jewelry store. May borrows …
Anne and May, two sisters, work in a jewelry store. May borrows a necklace from the store to wear at a dance, intending to replace it early next day. But in the morning she is late. The necklace is found to be missing, and to avoid discovery, May hides the jewelry in Anne's coat. Silent through fear, May sees her sister arrested and sent to prison. On her release, Anne is bounded by Kane, a fellow prisoner. She escapes to a distant town where she eventually marries. Kane turns up, blackmails her, and reveals to her husband her prison record. May, who is living in the same city, married and happy, save for the torturing thought of her sister's punishment for her guilt, learns of the situation. She confesses the truth to Anne's husband.
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The Saving Flame
MovieAug 11, 1914

The Saving Flame

A young fisherman lives in a rude hut by the sea with his young …
A young fisherman lives in a rude hut by the sea with his young wife. He is a rough lad and thinks only of his day's toil, while she dreams of romance, which her husband, though he loves her, has failed utterly to supply. One day a city man, camping nearby, sees the pretty young wife, and talks of love to her, which the lonely girl allows herself to listen to. The husband returns unexpectedly from a fishing trip, finds her out with the young city man in the moonlight and, following them home unobserved, he sees the wife kissed by the man. In a rage, he forces the city chap out on the sands to fight for his life, first tying his wife to a chair and locking her in so she may not escape his wrath when he finished with the city man. She, feeling that she will be responsible whichever one kills the other, upsets herself and her chair and overturns the table on which a lighted lamp is placed and sets the shack afire. The two men see the flames before, commencing their fight and rush back. The husband tries to get the city man to rescue his wife and the man, turned coward, runs and the husband carries his wife to safety himself. Assured of her innocence of wrong, he resolves to put a little more romance into his life and his wife's in future.
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A Wife from the Country
MovieJul 10, 1914

A Wife from the Country

Jack Bruce is warned by his …
Jack Bruce is warned by his father that unless he stops dissipating he will be disinherited. Bruce, Sr., is saved from the hoofs of a runaway team by Mary Thorner. Bruce thinks the girl an ideal wife for Jack, and, upon his return, urges Jack to visit her, telling him that he will settle $100,000 on him if he marries her. Jack goes to the country and wins Mary's heart. They are married and return to town. Bruce finally falls really in love with his wife.
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The Peach Brand
MovieJun 17, 1914

The Peach Brand

After Carter's misunderstanding with Mildred he went west to …
After Carter's misunderstanding with Mildred he went west to forget everything, and she to New York, where she was soon engulfed in the struggle for subsistence. Mildred had had no vocational training. When the young artist who took his meals at her boarding place asked her to pose for him she joyously consented. Paul Leighton had a liberal allowance from his mother, and painting had always been for him more of a pastime and a luxury than a possible means of livelihood. When Mrs. Leighton suddenly died, and the lawyers found it necessary to use what property she had left to settle her affairs, young Leighton, for the first time in his life, was flung upon his own resources. "Pretty girl heads," mostly Mildred, saved him, and led to a contract with a big canning concern. He designed, Mildred posing for him, a label for a new brand of peaches the firm was putting on the market. Robert Carter was successful in Montana. He struck pay dirt early, and built a bungalow. The fall of 19-. planning to winter in the new house. He laid in a supply of canned goods. The opening of the first box of peaches proved a surprise Carter was little prepared for. He traced her to Chicago. His coming just then was providential. The girl suddenly had found herself in the old dilemma familiar to women in her position, either of having to accept the advances of Leighton whom she could not love, or forfeiting her means of self-support.
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The Lover's Gift
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MovieMay 17, 1914

The Lover's Gift

James Dayton, a wild youth in the west finally settles down and …
James Dayton, a wild youth in the west finally settles down and becomes engaged to Jess McKim, daughter of a wealthy rancher. Sheriff Reed, who has long been a protector of Jess from childhood up, warns Dayton against bad companions, but Dayton is seen talking to Daphne Dore, a woman of the underworld. The news is brought to Jess, who throws down Dayton for his conduct. Daphne, jealous of Jess, gets in an argument with Dayton, fires at him, but accidentally kills another man. Dayton is accused and hides in Jess's home. The sheriff follows, and Dayton escapes to the desert, whither the sheriff follows after discovering from Daphne the truth of the affair, and brings him back to the girl. But Dayton has shot him, believing he is after him for the killing, and the sheriff dies after safely returning Dayton to Jess's arms.
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The Warning Cry
MovieApr 3, 1914

The Warning Cry

Dawn Westley a young opera singer, is in love with Robert …
Dawn Westley a young opera singer, is in love with Robert Joyce. Dawn becomes interested in Leppo, a young Italian violinist, whom she and Joyce find playing in the streets, and he becomes Dawn's protégé. Joyce proposes to Dawn, but she refuses him, feeling that such a step would hinder her operatic career. He no sooner leaves her when she changes her mind and writes him a note to return, which she intends to send the following morning. That night she encounters a burglar in her home, and the shock brings on temporary paralysis of the throat, which causes her to lose the faculty of speech. When she realizes that she cannot speak, perhaps for years, she tears up the note to Joyce and leaves for her summer home, in company with her mother and faithful Leppo. Some months later she accidentally encounters Joyce and the love tangle is straightened out, but not until Leppo, who has taken a decided dislike to Joyce, tries to take his life. He is stopped by Dawn who, through fright, regains her voice.
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The Rector's Story
MovieMar 7, 1914

The Rector's Story

After many years spent abroad, .John Nelson returns to his …
After many years spent abroad, .John Nelson returns to his native city and seeks his former classmate, the rector. They speak of college days and Nelson asks of the other chum, Rex Legrange. Then the rector tells his story: how he went home with Rex to spend his vacation; how he met the Carewe twins, Adele with a beautiful face and fickle nature, and Angela with a plain little face, but beautiful disposition. Allan falls in love with the plainer girl, Angela, and learns that although Rex is in love with Adele, both the girls have given their hearts to him. After Rex and Adele announce their engagement. Allan goes back to his study to be ordained, so that he may perform the ceremony. Rex is injured in an explosion, and Adele proves faithless to him. The rector returns to his study, but some time later he is very much surprised to learn that Adele has consented to marry Rex. He arrives at the blind man's home to perform the marriage ceremony, but discovers the bride is none other than Angela, who has pretended to he her faithless sister to bring happiness to the man she adores. After the wedding the minister leaves the couple, but months later receives news of his friend's death. At this juncture a lady enters the room and the rector, with a note of pride in his voice, introduces "My wife, Angela."
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Mollie and the Oil King
MovieJan 4, 1914

Mollie and the Oil King

John Bradford, millionaire oil …
John Bradford, millionaire oil man, in order to freeze out small competitors, decides to secure rebates from the railroads in order that he may undersell them. He secures the rebate from the railroad and starts to crush competition. Mollie Rainey, the daughter of a small operator, in order to save her father, secures a position as stenographer in Bradford's office, intending to secure evidence against him if possible. Meanwhile, she falls in love with Bradford, but despite her affection for him she determines to secure evidence of the rebate arrangement so as to save her father from ruin. She succeeds in getting possession of the needed document, but is detected by Bradford, and is denounced for her action. To his surprise, he learns that she is the daughter of one of the oil men he had determined to crush. Mollie returns to her home disheartened, but the young oil king cannot forget her, and determines to redeem himself in her eyes. He forces his associates to repudiate the rebate arrangements, and Rainey is notified by his customers that they will continue to deal with him as in the past. The Raineys. grateful to Bradford for his generosity, regard him in a far different manner, and he wins Mollie's consent to become his bride.
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Ruy Blas
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MovieJan 1, 1914

Ruy Blas

The scene is laid in Madrid at the Spanish Court at the close of …
The scene is laid in Madrid at the Spanish Court at the close of the seventeenth century. Victor Hugo, as he himself states in his preface to the play, intended it to be in a measure symbolic of those troublesome times, when the throne was held by a weakling, a defective, the last of a long line of degenerate rulers, and the kingdom itself was a prey to the cupidity of the nobles. The three leading male characters Victor Hugo meant to personify were the three contending forces in the tottering kingdom: Don Sallusto, the unprincipled covetous element; Don Caesar, the adventurous but still chivalrous element; and Ruy Blas, the People, who still revered the Crown. As for the story of the play itself, it may he briefly stated. Ruy Blas is a poet reduced by poverty to the position of lackey to the unscrupulous Don Sallusto, who, at the opening of the play, is banished by the Queen for refusing to marry a serving-maid whom he had betrayed. Ruy Blas is secretly in love with the Queen, and Don Sallusto on learning this, wishing to be avenged for his disgrace at Court, palms off on the nobles, the Queen and Ruy Blas, his servant, who is disguised as the adventurer Don Caesar de Bazan, a cousin who returns unexpectedly to Madrid, and with whom be surreptitiously makes away. The ruse succeeds so well, against the wishes of the noble-hearted Ruy Blas, that he becomes the Queen's favorite and her Prime Minister. At the moment when he reaches the limit of his power Don Sallusto returns, relieves him of his office and takes his vengeance on the Queen by disclosing to her the fact that her favorite is none other than his lackey. Ruy Blas resents this insult to the Queen and kills his master. The Queen refuses to pardon the luckless poet for the part he has played in this deception, and Ruy Blas takes his life. At the last moment the Queen relents and pardons him, and he dies happy in the knowledge that the Queen loved him and has forgiven him.
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1913
The Baby
MovieDec 30, 1913

The Baby

Ida Maley was a familiar figure on the "Great White Way." …
Ida Maley was a familiar figure on the "Great White Way." When the glamour of her life wore away, a vague discontent possessed her, something she strongly desired, and yet could not define. Ida was at a handsome restaurant with friends of her own kind, while an entirely different scene was taking place in her boarding house. In one of the shabby rooms a young mother was dying, leaving a baby alone in the world. When Ida returned to her home the boarding house keeper summoned her to the room where the mother lay dead. The landlady asked her to care for the baby until it could be turned over to the authorities. Ida consented, for the little mite possessed a strong appeal to her, but after the mother was buried she found herself unable to surrender the child. The natural love which all women have for children was the cause for her previous unrest, and the baby her solace. Her gay companions urged her to return to them, but a pair of little baby hands drew her back and saved her from temptation. In a little country town she made a home with the baby, and found happiness in the love the little tot gave her. Several years passed and the country people grew to respect and like the pleasant dressmaker and her little "daughter." A merry party of automobilists passed through the village, and recognized in the dressmaker their companion of years gone by. They urged her to return to the old life, but she resolutely declined. The village gossip chanced to overhear the conversation, and repeated it with great elaboration. The people of the little town decided that Ida Maley was not a fit person to associate with, and a committee was appointed to request her to leave town. The committee never delivered the message, and Ida Maley still lives in the village, beloved and respected by all, for a scene of which they were unconscious eavesdroppers convinced them that she was a most desirable neighbor and the best guardian the child could have.
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The God of Tomorrow
MovieDec 16, 1913

The God of Tomorrow

The God of Tomorrow released.
The Bravest Man
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MovieNov 9, 1913

The Bravest Man

John Sinclair was the son of a sturdy old ranchman who …
John Sinclair was the son of a sturdy old ranchman who had proved his courage in the Indian fight of the early seventies, but John was destined never to follow his father as a fighting man, for an accident in babyhood had doomed him to be a cripple for life. Mary Shirley, a pretty girl who lived on a neighboring ranch, was a great favorite with the Sinclairs, and worshiped her. A new foreman came to the Sinclair ranch. Mary Shirley met him, liked him, but the feeling she had for him was not the friendship that she gave to John, but unselfish and devoted love. They became engaged. The sheriff's posse captured the leader of a band of desperadoes, due entirely to the efforts of the foreman. The outlaw a few weeks later escaped from prison, and determined to wreak vengeance upon his captor. He made his way to the ranch, accompanied by some of his band, and found it deserted, save for the foreman and the crippled son. They ignored John as unworthy of consideration and made their way to the bunkhouse, where the foreman was bound and gagged. The bunkhouse was set afire and the outlaws prepared to leave. John had seen the band approach and knew their object. At first he exulted over the fate which was to befall the man he hated, then he thought of Mary and his feeling changed. Hastily he hobbled to the bunkhouse, but before he could reach it he was seen by the outlaws and fired upon. They rode away, leaving him badly wounded. But despite his growing weakness, buoyed up by the love for a girl who preferred another, he crawled into the burning house and dragged forth the foreman to safety. The Sinclairs, returning from town, saw the flames in the distance, and hastened to their home, accompanied by Mary. There they found the foreman unhurt, and heard from his lips the story of John's heroism. The cripple's life was ebbing away, but it was a happy end, for Mary kissed him and told him with a sob that he was the bravest man she ever knew.
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The Wedding Write-Up
MovieOct 12, 1913

The Wedding Write-Up

Mary Logan, a budding literary aspirant, is bent on having a …
Mary Logan, a budding literary aspirant, is bent on having a "career." Mary lives in a small country town, and Brace Caldwell, a young man living nearby, loves her. She determines to make a name for herself in the world and when Bruce asks her to marry him and settle down to a home in the little village she laughs at him. Finally a magazine accepts one of her stories, and Mary goes to the city to start her "career." Bruce feels Mary's departure keenly but goes to the city determined to forget her. He succeeds in business, and his employer Howard Hinton, invites him to his home where Bruce meets Muriel, Hinton's beautiful daughter. Muriel is vain and selfish, but those defects are hidden beneath a pose of sweet simplicity. Bruce becomes fascinated with her charms, and begins to forget Mary. Mary, in the meantime, has risen in the newspaper field and is society editor for a prominent paper. In spite of her success she longs for the home and protection she might have had with Bruce. Bruce proposes to Muriel and is accepted. A date is set for the wedding and Mrs. Hinton sends an announcement of the event to the newspaper together with Muriel and Bruce's photographs. Bruce and Muriel are talking merrily when the maid ushers in a little shabby old lady, Bruce's mother, who has come to the city to surprise him, and not finding him at his office was directed to Muriel's home. Bruce greets her with a cry of welcome and takes her in his arms. Muriel draws back aghast, and in disgust, she had expected Bruce's mother to be a stylish one like her own. Her attitude enraged Bruce and the engagement is broken off, but Mrs. Hinton tells Bruce that an announcement of the engagement was sent to the "Clarion," the paper for which Mary was editor. Bruce hurries to the newspaper office to prevent the wedding announcement appearing in the paper, and there finds the society editor weeping over the article. He recognizes Mary, then realizes that his love for her has never died, slowly tears the "Wedding Write-Up" and takes in his arms the girl who gladly gives up a career to be his wife.
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A Mix-Up in Pedigrees
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MovieOct 5, 1913

A Mix-Up in Pedigrees

Robert Forsythe was an …
Robert Forsythe was an elderly widower of wealth who prided himself upon his distinguished lineage. Muriel, his daughter, did not share her father's views on pedigrees. A young society man was favored by her father as her future husband, but she reserved her smiles for a young business man who had no "family connections" to recommend him. Mr. Forsythe did not approve of Brown, and the young merchant was peremptorily refused. "He is not of our station in life, dear," he told his daughter, "and is unfit to marry you." "I don't believe that Paul's family is any better than Bob's," the girl retorted scornfully. The father wrote to an old genealogist to trace the family history of the two men. The genealogist's report stated that Devere, the young society man, was descended from one of the French Kings. While Brown had an ancestor who was hanged for stealing hogs. The genealogist gave the report to his stenographer to deliver. She had reason to like Brown, and when the report was delivered to Mr. Forsythe it was so altered that he ordered Devere out of the house, and gladly gave his consent to his daughter's engagement to Brown.
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The Toy
MovieJul 29, 1913

The Toy

Jim Sloan has been out of work for some time; his wife is ill in …
Jim Sloan has been out of work for some time; his wife is ill in bed. One day he takes his child to the park, and there they see the children of rich families playing. Baby Sloan spies a little toy dog on the bench which she and her father occupy. She picks it up and begins playing with it. The father is reading a piece of newspaper and doesn't notice. Presently one of the little girls sees Baby Sloan with her toy, runs over and snatches it from her hand. Baby Sloan cries, the nurse runs up and takes away the rich child, looking scornfully back, Sloan tries to pacify the baby but it's no use and they go home. Arriving home the mother sees the baby has been crying and asks the reason. The father explains. The next day sees the father, mother and child in the room. The child is trying to fashion a doll from some old rags, finally despairs, throws the rag doll away and cries. The father, desperate, goes out; he is determined to get a toy of some kind for his child. Walking along the street he passes a toy shop. He goes in, and when no one is looking, takes a doll from the counter and goes out, but one of the customers, who saw him take the doll, tells the proprietor, who rushes out, calls a policeman, and follows Sloan. He is arrested and sentenced to ninety days in the work-house. Owing to his ill health he is put to work in the garden, which is surrounded by a high fence. His wife and child visit him and he hands them vegetables. A keeper sees him and reports him to the warden, before whom he is summoned. The warden is harsh at first, but when Sloan tells him that he did it to save his little family from starvation, he softens, secretly determining to bring the matter before the judge. He does so, and amid great rejoicing, Sloan is set free and the court attachés contribute liberally.
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The Pajama Parade
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MovieJul 20, 1913

The Pajama Parade

Tommy Thompson suggests to a number of fellow students …
Tommy Thompson suggests to a number of fellow students that they have a pajama parade and serenade the girls. Slipping their pajamas over their suits, the boys dance the serpentine on their way to the girls' dormitory. Arriving, they are disappointed when the girls fall to appear. Tommy, discovering a light in the window, places a ladder beneath it and investigates. The girls are having "High-Jinks." and a burlesque glove contest is in progress. Rev. Granger happens along and reproves the boys. They force him up the ladder. Seeing a girl in ballet costume imitate a Russian dancer, he refuses to come down. Betty and three other girls, hearing the noise outside, leave the room, enter the one above, and drench Granger and the fellows with water. Running to the boys' dormitory, the girls "stack" Tommy's room, piling chairs, tables, etc., in the center. They are about to tub Cole, a freshman, when the rest of the boys return, and the girls are obliged to leave. Betty runs across the campus, pursued by Tommy, and both land in the arms of the watchman, who reports them to the Student Affairs Committee. The following day they are suspended from college. While waiting for the train, Tommy, who is engaged to Betty, catches sight of Rev. Granger. The boys hold the Rev. while Tommy secures a marriage license. Rev. Granger is compelled to perform the ceremony, and the couple board the train, amid cheers and good wishes.
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Carmen
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MovieMay 27, 1913

Carmen

Don Jose, the hero of the famous book by Prosper Merimee, …
Don Jose, the hero of the famous book by Prosper Merimee, and Bizet's celebrated opera, was born in the Basque Provinces of Spain. He was a young, good-looking peasant, devoted to his old ...
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The Usurer
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MovieJan 6, 1913

The Usurer

Because of his wife's illness, David Mills, a young clerk, is forced …
Because of his wife's illness, David Mills, a young clerk, is forced to solicit a loan from Grydes. The latter is a soulless man with an overshadowing passion for money, unprincipled and devoid of sentiment. Unable to repay the exorbitant interest, David is mercilessly bled into bankruptcy by the human vampire. Ernest Renard and his sister, Beatrice, rich philanthropists, seek a suitable person to fill the position of superintendent for a large institution, a home for crippled children, which they have founded. The scheming Grydes sees the advertisement and makes written application, representing himself to be well qualified for the position. Renard determines to personally investigate the applicant and visits the town where the loan shark lives. On his way to Grydes' home, Renard is attacked by a thug and left in a desperate condition. He manages to reach Grydes' house, where the unscrupulous agent, failing to recognize the stranger, shows his true colors by refusing him assistance. Literally thrown out by Grydes, Renard is picked up by David, who helps him home and tenderly cares for him. The developments following the occurrence of this incident, while highly pleasing to David and his wife, as the young clerk secures the position of superintendent, fall with crushing force upon the heartless Grydes.
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1895
Francelia Billington
BirthFebruary 1895

Francelia Billington

Francelia Billington was born.
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