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In the Sunlight (1915)

Short | Short, Drama

A slave to the drug habit, Dr. Arthur Abbott leaves a fair country practice for the fame of the city career about the same time that Frank Stead, a young city physician of the slums. Longing for the sunlight and open air comes to the ...See moreA slave to the drug habit, Dr. Arthur Abbott leaves a fair country practice for the fame of the city career about the same time that Frank Stead, a young city physician of the slums. Longing for the sunlight and open air comes to the village. In the city Dr. Abbott soon forgets his wife and child in the country and becomes infatuated with an adventuress named Olga. Abbott's old office being well known, Dr. Stead takes it and he and Helen, Dr. Abbott's wife, are thrown much together. They both realize that their companionship is growing into love, but Helen's marriage is ever a barrier between them. Meanwhile Dr. Abbott, because of his habit, is losing what practice he had and having spent all his money, his temptress no longer cares for him. During a quarrel between the pair, Olga is stricken with heart disease and dies. To the doctor's drug crazed brain, it appears that he will be accused of her murder, so he flees the city on a freight train. An accident occurs and Dr. Abbott is erroneously reported to have died in a hospital. When this news reached the farm, young Dr. Stead declares his love for Helen, who, thinking she is free to marry, accepts. Dr. Abbott's injuries prove slight and he is soon released from the hospital and turns to his old drug habit. Wandering back to his old home he arrives on the day before the time set for the wedding. On approaching the house he sees his wife in her lover's arms. In rage he attempts to attack Frank, but his body and mind, weakened by the continual use of drugs, gives way and he drops dead. Later Frank and Helen are married. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Tom Ricketts (as Thomas Ricketts)
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Updated Mar 29, 1915

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Mar 29, 1915 (United States)

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David Lythgoe
Doctor Abbott Doctor Abbott   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
Helen Abbott Helen Abbott   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
Frank Stead - City Physician (as Harry Van Meter) Frank Stead - City Physician (as Harry Van Meter)   See fewer
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Charlotte Burton
Olga - a City Adventuress Olga - a City Adventuress   See fewer
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Louise Lester
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