Kate Tarleton grows up on a Southern plantation and becomes engaged to her guardian, Dr. Robert Manning, a famous surgeon. When Robert, Kate, and her younger sister Mary Lou visit New York,... See full summary »

Director:

Robert G. Vignola

Writers:

Charles Maigne, Eugene Walter (play)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Brady ... Kate Tarleton
Frank Morgan ... Dr. Robert Manning
Crauford Kent ... Billy Meredith
Helen Lackaye ... Louise Meredith
Paul Doucet ... Jimmy Bristol
Alice Hollister ... Stella Hill
Johnnie Walker ... Hampton Gray
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Detective Ellis
Anne Cornwall
Myra Brooks Myra Brooks
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Edwards Davis ... Undetermined Role
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Kate Tarleton grows up on a Southern plantation and becomes engaged to her guardian, Dr. Robert Manning, a famous surgeon. When Robert, Kate, and her younger sister Mary Lou visit New York, where the doctor wishes to conduct medical experiments, the superstitious Kate goes to the home of a fortune-teller named Stella Hill. Stella, whose principal business is white slave trafficking, drugs Kate and forces her to work in a "den of vice," run by Stella and her accomplice Jimmy Bristol, where she contracts syphilis and goes insane. Robert, Detective Ellis, and a lawyer named Billy Meredith rescue Kate, who recovers her sanity but remembers nothing of her bondage. Robert uses Stella and Jimmy in his experiments and through them discovers a cure for Kate's illness. District Attorney Scott is questioning Robert about the propriety of his experiments when Kate enters and sees Jimmy. Her memory suddenly returns, and she narrates her story to Scott, clearing Robert's name. Written by Pamela Short

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white slavery | based on play | See All (2) »

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Presents a startling but effeacious remedy for social ills. (Print Ad- Duluth Herald, ((Duluth, Minn.)) 3 June 1918)

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

February 1918 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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