|Directed by: Wallace Worsley
Written by: Denison Clift
Based on...Denison Clift (story)
Louise Glaum ... Maargery Harding
John Gilbert ... Granger Hollister (as Jack Gilbert)
Herschel Mayall ... George Osborne
Charles Gunn ... Reverend Grover King
Joseph J. Dowling ... Philip Merrill
Beverly Randolph ... Catherine Merrill
Leatrice Joy ... Jane Hollister
Harry Archer ... Lord Cecil Graydon
Ida Lewis ... Mrs. Merrill
Clifford Alexander ... Jason Strong
Aggie Herring ... Mrs. Martin
Production Company: Paralta Plays Inc.
Distribution Company: W.W. Hodkinson
Cinematography by: L. Guy Wilky
Supervisor: Robert Brunton
Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: July 27, 1918
The title of this emotionally supercharged melodrama could just as well have been "Deadlock."
Low-born Marjery Harding (Louise Glaum) marries high-born Granger Hollister (John Gilbert), who
at first insists upon keeping their marriage a secret. When Hollister finally tells all to his aristocratic
family, he chooses the occasion of his sister Jane's (Leatrice Joy) engagement party. Shocked beyond
words, Jane's fiance, Lord Cecil Graydon (Harry Archer), calls off the wedding. For his sister's sake,
Hollister announces that he will annul his marriage to Marjery. Marjery does not take kindly to this,
and stubbornly refuses the huge cash settlement offered to her by the Hollisters, even though there
is a baby on the way. Marjery heads to the West, where she devotes herself to charity work.
Meanwhile, Hollister gets mixed up in a shady business deal and is sentenced to a five-year prison
term. Escaping from jail, he goes "on the bum," and by the time he is reunited with Marjery he is just
another derelict in need of a square meal. Taking pity on her former husband, Marjery arranges for
his pardon and marries him all over again. John Gilbert and Leatrice Joy, here cast as brother and
sister, would soon become husband and wife in "real life."
Written by Hal Erickson - AllMovie.com
Unknown to his proud and wealthy family, Granger Hollister marries Margery Harding, a telephone
operator. Granger presents his new wife at an engagement party given for his sister Jane, but Jane's
fiancé, Lord Cecil Graydon, threatens to break off the betrothal unless Granger's marriage is
annulled. To please his sister, Granger sacrifices Margery, who seeks work and later gives birth to a
child. Following the baby's death, Margery goes West, where she befriends an old miner who later
leaves her his fortune. Meanwhile, Granger becomes involved in a fraudulent mining deal, and
because of George Osborne's perjured testimony, he is sent to prison for five years. When he escapes,
Margery agrees to hide him and is ultimately responsible for obtaining his pardon. Granger then
remarries the wife he once abandoned.
|Today, tomorrow and on Sunday
A reappearance of the gallant and beautiful actress
in a splendorously luxurious film.
Beautiful toilettes! Superb performances!
Paralta Pictures presents 5 distinguished reels.
A tortured hear of a woman, always in love, forgetting
evil behaviors and redeems in a hot kiss a whole past!
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