The Woman in the Case (1916)
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Cast and Story of Pauline Frederick's Fine Paramount Picture "The Woman in the Case"
"THE WOMAN IN THE CASE"
MARGARET HUGHES, with her mother, is living in Paris at the timeof the outbreak of the war and the invasion of Belgium. Margaret is attending a celebration of students in the Latin quarter, when news of the invasion of Belgium comes and Americans are warned to leave Paris. Claire Forster, a young woman with a past, is angling for Julian Rolfe, a rich young American, and while seated in a restaurant, Julian overhears Claire gloating over her success in an adjoining compartment and where she tells a woman companion what an easy game she has in capturing Julian. Greatly sidtressed, he returns to his apartment and isabout to commit suicide by shooting himself with his revolver, which bears his initials, "J. R." when she frustrates him and takes possession of the weapon.
Meanwhile Margaret and her mother are seeking steamer accomodations to return to New York and Julian, who had scrued two staterooms in anticipation of taking Claire with him, presents these to Margaret and secures passage for himself in the steerage. During the voyage, Julian and Margaret frequently meet and a warm attachment follows.
On the arrival of the party in New York, they are met by Philip Long, a banker, an old friend of Julian's and Margaret's brother Jimmy. Julian noe receives a letter from Claire, in which she calls him a foolish boy and announces that she will keep his revolver as a memento of their acquaintance. Claire then comes to New York and at a bank where Philip Long is employed, attracts his attendion and subsequently wins his love. When Julian learns of this he warns Long to beware of Claire, but Long indignantly spurns the advice and sacretly marries the woman.
Armed with a letter from Claire Julian seeks Long and presents the document to hi, with the result that Long commits suicide, using Julian's revolver for the purpose. Julian confides the story of his love affair with Claire to his wife and she burns Claire's letter in proff of her attachment and love for her husband. Julian is arrested for the murder and the evidence against him is his own revolver and the fact that he had called upon Philip Long a few moments before the presumed murder. Margaret is informed that the evidence against her husband is conclusive and that unless Claire is induced to tell the truth his conviction must follow. Margaret accordingly becomes a siren, rents the apartment in which Julian had committed suicide, and by the practice of her arts, induces Claire to make a confession which is taken down in short hand by agents of the District Attorney's office at the other end of the dictograph wire. Julian is released and all ends happily.
APPEARING to signal advantage, Pauline Frederick, the beautiful and talented Paramount star, was seen with splendid success in a picturization by Paramount of Clyde Fitch's famous stage play, "The Woman in the Case," at the .......... Theatre yesterday.
Miss Frederick portrays the role of a young woman who is caught with her mother in France at the outbreak of the war, and they manage with difficulty to escape to New York through the generosity of Julian Rolfe, a rich young American.
It transpires that Claire Forster, an adventuress has betrayed Rolfe's confidence and retained possession of a revolver with which he sought to commit suicide in despair of her conduct. She comes to New York, meets Philip Long, a friend of Rolfe's and a love affair develops, Rolfe seeks to break it and on the day that Long marries this adventuress, he hands him documents proving the character of his bride. Long thereupon commits suicide using Rolfe's revolver which his wife had place in a locker in his apartment. Rolfe is arrested for the murder a few days after his marriage to Margaret, and on learning the truth she manages by practicing hypocrisy to obtain the truth from Long's wife. Rolfe is thereupon release from custody and both are made happy.
Advance Press Stories on "The Woman in the Case"
PAULINE FREDERICK BEAUTIFUL SIREN IN EXCELLENT PICTURE
IN these days of vampires, in fiction, if not in actual life, it is quite unusual to see Pauline Frederick, the beautiful Paramount star, in a role in which as a suffering wife, her vampirish nature asserts itself in a highly dramatic scene of "The Woman in the Case," a picturization of Clyde Fitch's famous stage success, which will be shown at the .......... Theatre next ..........
When Margaret Hughes learns of the arrest of her husband for the murder of his best friend, she proceeds to obtain the secret of the occurrence, in order to save both the reputation and life of her husband. On the day of her husband's arrest he reveals to his wife the secret of a love affair with a French adventuress who, in revenge for his course, in repudiating her, seeks to fasten themurder of her husband upon him, when as a matter of fact the man had committed suicide.
Miss Frederick, in a highly dramatic scene, implicates the woman in the case and wrests the secret from her, every word of her confession being taken down in shorthand at the other end of a dictograph wire running from the table at which they sit.
New Frederick Picture
ONE of the best photoplays seen here in a long time is "The Woman in the Case," a Paramount picture starring Pauline Frederick, and in which she is scoreing heavily at .......... theatre this week. The story is essentially drematic and appealing and its development affords the spectator numerous tense moments. The support is excellent.
PAULINE FREDERICK HAS SPLENDID ROLE IN DRAMATIC FILM
AS an American girl caught in Paris at the outbreak of the war, Pauline Frederick has a remarkable role in the screen adaptation of Clyde Fitch's famous play, 'The Woman in the Case," which is to be presented at the .......... Theatre next .......... This is a splendid story in which Miss Frederick portrays the role of a wife whose husband is falsely accused of murder and who, by the practice of her arts, succeeds inwresting a confession from the woman in the case of her knowledge of the suicide of a man whose murder she seeks to fasten upon another.
There are many intensely dramatic situations in the play, all of them filled with thrills and unusual appeal. Miss Frederick is capably supported by Alan Hale, Mary (sic) Chanbers and Paul Gordon.
PAULINE FREDERICK beautiful Paramount star, is appearing at the .......... theatre this week in a powerful photoplay, "The Woman in the Case," a picturization of Clyde Fitch's famous play of the same name. Miss Frederick has the role of a young American girl who is caught in Europe at theoutbreak of the war and who has many adventures. She is befriended by Julian Rolfe and falls in love with him. Both have their trials before fate smiles upon their love and renders them happy. Miss Frederick is excellently supported by Alan Hale, Mary (sic) Chambers and Paul Gordon.
PAULINE FREDERICK A SCREEN STAR OF WIDE POPULARITY
PAULINE FREDERICK, one of the most talented motion picture stars in the country, in all of her photoplays, in which she recently has been seen, has evinced dramatic talents of the highest order and each portrayal served only to enhance her reputation for ability. In "The Woman in the Case," which will be displayed at the .......... theatre next .........., she has an absorbingly interesting characterization which will add much to her popularity. She is aplendidly supported by Alan Hale, Mary Chambers and Paul Gordon.
When Clyde Fitch's play "The Woman in the Case," was presented in New York some years ago, it created an enormous sensation. The picturization of this play, affords Pauline Frederick one of the most dramatic roles of her cinema career. The play is filled with intensely dramatic situations and the development of the story to the climax is prolific of numerous surprises.
Strong Frederick Role
SEEN as an American girl caught in Paris at the outbreak of the war, Pauline Frederick has a remarkable role in the screen adaptation of Clyde Fitch's famous play, "The Woman in the Case," which is being presented at the .......... Theatre this week. This is a splendid story in which Miss Pauline Frederick portrays the role of a wife whose husband if falsely accused of murder and who, by the practice of her arts, succeed inwresting a confession from the woman in the case of her knowledge of thesuicide of a man whose murder she seeks to fasten upon another.
Adolph Zukor Presents
SHE SUCCEEDED in running the crime to earth after the city's greatest detectives had failed.
When all the world condemned the man she loved, SHE held faith.
Her unraveling of the mystery and the final justification of her faith makes one of the greatest stories ever filmed.
Adolph Zukor Presents
IS IT fair to ask a wife to tand by her husband, regardless of what he may seem to be?
That's the question that Pauline Frederick answers for you when she has her choice of having faith in her murder-accused husband or leaving him to his yawning fate.
The answer forms one of the greatest situations ever filmed in a photoplay.
Hick Manhattan was released in 1918 and Are Waitresses Safe? was from 1917, so this is a pressbook for the re-release of this film. -- Bruce
with Pauline Frederick and Alan Hale, Sr. Directed by Hugh Ford. Famous Players.
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