Shadows of Life (1913)

The woman who was married for her money is sadly contemplating the life of her own choosing. Below a dinner party is in progress, presided over by the husband who married alone for wealth. ... See full summary »

Writers:

Lois Weber (scenario), Elliott J. Clawson (scenario) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lois Weber ... The Bride
Phillips Smalley ... The Wandering Musician
Frank Lloyd ... The Groom
Rupert Julian
Cleo Madison
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Storyline

The woman who was married for her money is sadly contemplating the life of her own choosing. Below a dinner party is in progress, presided over by the husband who married alone for wealth. He is surrounded by his friends. He notices that his wife is not present and, against her wishes, she is led into the company. At the height of the revelry, a wandering musician passes the house playing upon his violin. He is called in and marks the fine woman out of her sphere. From the depths of his soul he plays to the disappointed wife. He plays music which but she and himself can understand. The husband chafes under the yoke of his wife's dignity, and the restraint placed upon himself. He takes unto himself a paramour, a woman of his own type. The estrangement between husband and wife grows until the husband sees an opportunity to forever rid himself of her. He purchases an unmanageable horse, a man-killer, and telling his wife that it is quite gentle, he presents it to her. That his evil plans... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1913 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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