The Triumph of the Weak


The Triumph of the Weak

Infobox Film
name = The Triumph of the Weak


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director = Tom Terris
producer =
writer = Edith Ellis
narrator =
starring = Alice Joyce
Walter McGrail
Templar Saxe
Eulalie Jensen
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cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Vitagraph
released = 13 May 1918
runtime =
country = USA
language = Silent film
English intertitles
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website =
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imdb_id = 0009725

"The Triumph of the Weak" is a 1918 Vitagraph drama, directed by Tom Terris, and written by Edith Ellis. It is the story of a woman who steals to provide food for her child and the consequence which follow her act, the narrow escapes she has of the many pitfalls, in her efforts to live in the straight and narrow path. This film appears to be lost.

Plot

"Frank Merrill", a Great Lakes pilot, loses his life in a storm and his wife, "Edith", to support her child leaves for the city where she steals and is imprisoned. Three years later, upon her release, she takes her child from the state orphanage and goes to another city where she secures employment in a department store. She marries the superintendent, "Jim Roberts". "Mabel", who served time with "Edith", is freed and arranges with "Mickey Bill" to enlist the aid of "Edith" in a robbery under threat of exposure. The burglary is committed, and when "Mabel" is trapped "Edith", rearing a revelation of her past, says that she is responsible. In a trap laid by "Detective Jordan" to get "Mabel" the truth comes out and "Edith"'s past is laid bare to her husband. He forgives her and the thieves are rounded up.

Cast

*Alice Joyce
*Walter McGrail
*Templar Saxe
*Eulalie Jensen
*Adele DeGarde
*William Carr
*Bernard Siegel

External links

*imdb title|id=0009725|title=The Triumph of the Weak


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