The Third Degree (1913)

The disowned son of a wealthy family is tried for the murder of a college friend who killed himself after his failure as an artist.


Barry O'Neil


Charles Klein (play), Charles Klein (scenario) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Gaston Bell ... Howard Jeffries, Jr.
Robert Dunbar Robert Dunbar ... Howard Jeffries, Sr.
Carlotta Doti Carlotta Doti ... Annie Jeffries
Robert Whittier Robert Whittier ... Robert Underwood
George Soule Spencer ... Richard Brewster
Lila Leslie ... Mrs. Howard Jeffries, Sr. (as Lilie Leslie)
Bartley McCullum Bartley McCullum ... Captain Clinton
Bernard Siegel ... Dr. Bernstein
Robert Graham Jr. Robert Graham Jr. ... Bellboy


Howard Jefferies, Jr., and Robert Underwood are warm college chums, the latter, a boy of moderate circumstances has a penchant for art and devotes most of his spare time to the canvas, but Howard having a rich father is indifferent to the future and indulges in drink and other excesses. One night in a restaurant, a pretty waitress seeing that he is intoxicated, refuses to wait upon him; he insults her and is requested to leave. Next day he goes back to apologize and the two become friends and eventually get married. Howard's father, who for some years had been a widower, marries again, the lady being an old friend and patron of Bob Underwood. Eventually the two boys leave college; the young artist establishes a studio and quotes Mrs. Jefferies Sr.'s name as a patron to induce an advantage. The lady, however, withdraws her patronage and Underwood finds himself broke. On Howard informing his father of his marriage to a pretty waitress, the father turns him adrift and cuts off all ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Release Date:

29 December 1913 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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