A Leaf from the Past (1914)

Henry Wilson, son of a jeweler, has a past attachment for Madge Rose, a fascinating woman who afterward proves to be a society thief. Henry knows nothing of the woman's past. In the nick of... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd B. Carleton

Writer:

Shannon Fife (story)
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Cast

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Edwin Barbour ... Stephen Wilson
Ormi Hawley ... Madge Rose Wilson
Edward Peil Sr. ... Henry Wilson (as Edward Peil)
Lila Leslie ... Eva Devereaux
Richard Morris ... Dick Trent
William Rausher William Rausher ... Benton (as William Rauscher)
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Henry Wilson, son of a jeweler, has a past attachment for Madge Rose, a fascinating woman who afterward proves to be a society thief. Henry knows nothing of the woman's past. In the nick of time his distracted father persuades him to give up the girl. Madge, furious, waits for a chance to avenge herself. Later Henry meets Eve Devereaux, who lives with her uncle in the city. Unknown to Henry, Eve too has a secret in her past. Her husband was a criminal who was killed in escaping from the penitentiary. When Henry proposes marriage to Eve, the fear that a revelation of her secret might destroy her future causes her to remain quiet. Henry and Eve start married life in unalloyed bliss. Meanwhile Madge meets with Dick Trent, another crook. Trent was with Eve's husband when he escaped from jail and knows that Eve is the widow of the dead criminal. Trent and Madge then decide to operate a double scheme of blackmail. Trent exacts "hush" money from Eve through surreptitious visits to her home. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Exceptionally well done
21 September 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel number, written by Shannon Fife. It tells a well-knit story of how two people with secret pasts get married and are blackmailed, at first successfully, by two crooks, a male and female. This is exceptionally well done and is a successful offering of its type. The cast is pleasing and capable, all four of the principals doing excellent work. The climax is exciting and well staged. A good release. - The Moving Picture World, June 6, 1914


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