The Idler


1914

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 1914
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Box Office Attraction Co.; William Fox Photoplays Supreme
Distribution Company
Box Office Attraction Co.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Idler by Charles Haddon Chambers (New York, 11 Nov 1890).

Synopsis

In England, the wealthy but lazy Mark Cross and one of his bank clerks, John Harding, both fall in love with Helen Merryweather, but following a drunken spree, Mark marries a dancer named Inez. Learning that Inez is having an affair with Marston, a gambler, Mark leaves for America, where, in the Western goldfields, he encounters Simon and Frank Strong. John, who also has come West to seek his fortune, accidentally slays Frank, and then, hearing that he has inherited his uncle's title and lands, he flees to England and marries Helen. Discovering that Inez has been killed, Mark returns to England in the company of Simon, who wishes to avenge his brother's death. Mark is dismayed to find Helen married and lures her to his flat in an effort to compromise her, but when the angry John arrives, she upbraids them both, and they finally shake hands. Simon falls in love with Helen's sister and makes his peace with John, while Mark resumes his solitary wanderings.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 1914
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Box Office Attraction Co.; William Fox Photoplays Supreme
Distribution Company
Box Office Attraction Co.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Idler by Charles Haddon Chambers (New York, 11 Nov 1890).

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