Leah has been taught by her father from early childhood to steal. In attempting to commit a robbery at the house of Paul Sylvaine, she is caught in the act by Sylvaine, who, instead of ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Searle Dawley

Writer:

C.M.S. McLellan (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carlotta Nillson ... Leah Kleschna
House Peters ... Paul Sylvain
Hal Clarendon Hal Clarendon ... Kleschna
Alexander Gaden ... Schram
Frank Hall Crane ... Raoul Berton (as Frank H. Crane)
Vincent Sternroyd Vincent Sternroyd ... General Berton
Madlaine Traverse Madlaine Traverse ... Claire Berton (as Madeline Traverse)
Anabel Dennison Anabel Dennison ... Charlotte
Eleanor Flowers Eleanor Flowers ... Sophie (as Elenore Flowers)

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Leah has been taught by her father from early childhood to steal. In attempting to commit a robbery at the house of Paul Sylvaine, she is caught in the act by Sylvaine, who, instead of treating her as a thief and turning her over to the police, has an extraordinary interview with her. Sylvaine has faith in the innate goodness of human nature, and this faith is strengthened by Leah s confession that her father has taught her to steal and that she wants to go somewhere to begin life anew, and forget the past. An adroit complication is here introduced that increases the suspense. The brother of the girl that Sylvaine is to marry, returning from a drunken spree, enters Sylvaine's apartments and steals the jewels that Leah was to have taken. Sylvaine believes that he has been doped by Leah, who after all his kindness and forbearance, fulfilled her job before she left. But eventually Sylvaine learns that the theft was committed by his fiancée's brother. Leah is exonerated, and just to help ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Produced as a Broadway play 3 times: in 1904, 1905 and in 1924. (last revival info:) Leah Kleschna (1924). Drama (revival). Written by C.M.S. McLellan. Lyric Theatre: 21 Apr 1924- May 1924 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Katharine Alexander (as "Sophie Chaponniere"), Edith Barker, Ulric Collins, Hal Crane, Arnold Daly (as "Kleschna"), Henry Davies, William Faversham, Helen Gahagan (as "Leah Kleschna"), Mary Hone, Arnold Korff (as "General Berton"), José Ruben (as "Schram"), Lowell Sherman (as "Raoul Berton"). Produced by William A. Brady. See more »

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Version of The Moral Sinner (1924) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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