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  • The Checkmate (1917)
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The Checkmate (1917)
Drama

Country girl Claire Marley goes to the city to pursue a life of excitement, while her twin sister Ida remains home to care for their aging parents. Immersing herself in life with the fast set, Claire becomes the mistress of wealthy ...See moreCountry girl Claire Marley goes to the city to pursue a life of excitement, while her twin sister Ida remains home to care for their aging parents. Immersing herself in life with the fast set, Claire becomes the mistress of wealthy bachelor Roy Vangrift who promises to marry her. After Roy tires of Claire and casts her off, she leaves him to earn a respectable living, but failing at this, returns home. Shortly afterward, Roy goes fishing and makes his camp near the Marley home where he meets Claire's sister Ida with whom he falls in love. Discovering that Roy plans to elope with her sister, Claire - with the aid of the minister - takes Ida's place and the two are married. She then reveals her true identity and Roy, realizing that he really loves his bride, forgives Claire. See less
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Writer
Leslie T. Peacocke (story) (as Captain Leslie T. Peacocke)
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Updated May 21, 1917

Release date
May 21, 1917 (United States)

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8 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Jackie Saunders
Ida Marley / Claire Marley Ida Marley / Claire Marley   See fewer
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Frank Mayo
Roy Vangrift Roy Vangrift   See fewer
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Daniel Gilfether
Pa Marley Pa Marley   See fewer
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Mollie McConnell
Ma Marley Ma Marley   See fewer
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R. Henry Grey
Dick Cooper Dick Cooper   See fewer
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Margaret Landis
Addie Smith Addie Smith   See fewer
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Cullen Landis
Bill Meyer Bill Meyer   See fewer
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Edward Jobson
Country Minister Country Minister   See fewer
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