The Climbers


1915

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 2, 1915
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Lubin Mfg Co.
Distribution Company
V-L-S-E, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Climbers by Clyde Fitch (New York, 21 Jan 1901).

Synopsis

John Hunter, whose extravagant wife and younger daughters are concerned primarily with their social status, suffers a great loss on stock speculations in an attempt to keep the family solvent. After he learns that Dick Sterling, the husband of his eldest and most sensible daughter Blanche, has lost three million dollars investing under Hunter's name, Hunter kills himself. Aunt Ruth, Hunter's maiden sister, offers to bail the family out, and places control of her finances and those of another estate under Sterling's control. Although it seems that the family has recovered, on Christmas Eve, Sterling confesses that he has squandered Aunt Ruth's fortune and that of the other estate on the stock market. Although Blanche's sisters compete for the attention of wealthy Mr. Trotter, their mother elopes with him. After stockbroker Ned Warden, who has always loved Blanche, intervenes to save Sterling from prison, Sterling accuses Blanche of infidelity and she angrily says that she loves Ned. Sterling then commits suicide, leaving Blanche and Ned free to marry.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 2, 1915
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Lubin Mfg Co.
Distribution Company
V-L-S-E, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Climbers by Clyde Fitch (New York, 21 Jan 1901).

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Jack Standing was listed as a cast member in a pre-production news item. Warner Bros. Pictures released a film based on this play on May 14, 1927, directed by Paul Stein and starring Irene Rich. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0922.) Another film based on this play was made in 1919 by the Vitagraph Co. of America. (See below.)