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The Quicksands of Society (1915)

Short | 20 min | Short, Drama

John Thorpe inherited his uncle's fortune and began to worship the gods of society, which opened its doors to the new multi-millionaire. When Nina Carlton, a social parasite, crossed his path, it was a foregone conclusion that she would ...See moreJohn Thorpe inherited his uncle's fortune and began to worship the gods of society, which opened its doors to the new multi-millionaire. When Nina Carlton, a social parasite, crossed his path, it was a foregone conclusion that she would ruin him. But more bitter even than the loss of John's honor, to Mrs. Thorpe, was the discovery that society had fastened its clutches upon her son. Reproached, the boy wept and threw himself into his mother's arms. She thanked God for that. After the divorce John married Nina, but was not happy with her. Her position secured, she flirted openly with young Scott. Upbraided by her husband, she eloped with her lover. Their automobile was wrecked, and Nina was brought home dead. That was the day when Thorpe, utterly lonely, received a visit from his son, whom, after years of silence, he had begged his former wife to send to him. In the clean-limbed, honest boy he saw himself as he once was, and groaned over the dead past. At his son's instance, though never hoping for forgiveness. John Thorpe, a humble and contrite man, returned to the scene of his former happiness. But women are always ready to forgive when they know that love is not dead. John Thorpe knelt at his wife's feet, and her bitterness melted. One victim of society had won free of its quicksands at last. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Apr 20, 1915 (United States)

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Franklin Ritchie
John Thorpe John Thorpe   See fewer
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Louise Vale
Mrs. John Thorpe Mrs. John Thorpe   See fewer
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Ben Hall
The Thorpe Son - as a boy The Thorpe Son - as a boy   See fewer
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Alan Hale
The Thorpe Son - as an adult The Thorpe Son - as an adult   See fewer
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Gretchen Lederer
Nina Carlton - Social Parasite Nina Carlton - Social Parasite   See fewer
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Edward Cecil
Nina's Lover Nina's Lover   See fewer
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