Outcast


1917

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 10, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Empire All-Star Corp.
Distribution Company
Mutual Film Corp.; Mutual Star Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Outcast by Hubert Henry Davies (London, 2 Sep 1914).

Synopsis

After Miriam Gibson is seduced and abandoned by a handsome adventurer, who marries an old woman with money, she becomes a prostitute to get money for her new-born child. When the baby dies, Miriam, now without hopes, goes to London and becomes the mistress and housekeeper of barrister Geoffrey Sherwood, who has become a drunkard after having been jilted by his fiancée Valentine, when she married a wealthy baronet. Miriam hopes to marry Geoffrey, but when Valentine, who is unhappy with her baronet, begins to trifle with Geoffrey, he responds and discards Miriam. Geoffrey soon realizes the shallowness of his affair with Valentine, who has not divorced the baronet, and his sense of shame is awakened by Miriam's kindness and consideration for others. They marry in a little Scottish kirk, and sail for Buenos Aires to begin a new life.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 10, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Empire All-Star Corp.
Distribution Company
Mutual Film Corp.; Mutual Star Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Outcast by Hubert Henry Davies (London, 2 Sep 1914).

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This was the first of a series of films produced by the Empire All-Star Corp. to be distributed by Mutual Film Corp. based on stage successes produced by Charles Frohman and featuring Charles Frohman stage stars. Ann Murdock was the last American actress signed by Frohman before his death on the Lusitania. According to some sources, the actor playing "Charles Gibson, Miriam's father" was James C. Malaide. Actor David Powell starred in a later film version based on the same play which was released by Paramount Pictures ca. December 3, 1922. It was directed by Chet Withey and starred Elsie Ferguson who starred in the 1914 Broadway production. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30: F2.4072.) On November 11, 1928, First National Pictures released a new version with a Vitaphone score and sound effects, directed by William A. Seiter and starring Corinne Griffith and Edmund Lowe. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4073.)