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(I) (1913)

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  • During a rehearsal of his new play, Peter Richards recognizes in Mary Walters, a well-known leading woman of twenty years before. She has met with reverses and is now employed as wardrobe woman in the company which is to produce his play. On the opening night the play is a failure, and the manager who financed it decides to take it off immediately. Mary Walters is the only one in the theater who has feeling enough to show sympathy for the author in his misfortune. Through a chance remark of an extra girl Peter gets an idea for another play, which he writes and calls "Granny," and he has enough confidence in Mary Walter's ability to offer her the leading part, which she gratefully accepts. Confident of its success, Peter's ambition is to produce "Granny" at the same theater where his former play met with such complete failure, but the manager refuses to produce it and Peter is forced to sell his home in order to secure enough money to put the play on. During his days of trouble Peter sees the worth of Mary and as he walks with her to the theater on the opening night, they pass a quaint little church and Peter asks her to share the future with him, no matter what the night may bring to them. Mary consents and they enter the rectory and are quietly married, after which they go to the theater for the opening performance. Peter's judgment is vindicated and the play is a hit.


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