~Fate~
1921
FIRST PICTURES OF CLARA SMITH HAMON IN
MOVIES.

362 - Photo Shows Clara Smith Hamon and John Ince,
portraying the character of Jake Hamon in scene from
"Fate," story depicting life of oil magnate's slayer.
~Plot Synopsis~
Middle-aged Jacob L. Hamon (played by John Ince) strikes up an acquaintance with Clara Smith, an
innocent young high school girl, offers her financial assistance for her education, and employs her
as a confidential secretary. Although Hamon is married, an intimate relationship springs up
between the wealthy man and Clara, which leads Hamon to arrange a marriage of convenience
between Clara and his nephew, F. L. Hamon. (This arrangement allows Clara and Hamon to travel
together as Mr. and Mrs. Hamon.) Hamon strikes oil and rises to influence in both the political and
business worlds, while his excessive drinking results in increasing debauchery and in brutality to
Clara and his business associates. On one occasion Hamon is particularly violent to Clara, and she
shoots him. After a few days, Hamon dies, and Clara flees to Texas, thence to Mexico. She later
surrenders, returns to Oklahoma, and is tried for murder but is acquitted to the joy of the
courtroom audience.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: John Gorman
~Cast~

John Ince   
Clara Smith Hamon
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: W.C. Weathers

Distribution Company: Master Photo Drama Company

Produced by: W.C. Weathers  
Cinematography by: André Barlatier    
Presenter: W.C. Weathers

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: August 1921
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