The Absentee (1915)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 8 May 1915 (USA)
The Prologue shows man as 'Power,' garbed in Greek-classic costume, standing at the parting of life's highway. One road leads to 'Success' - the other to ''Failure'. He (Power) is ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Frank E. Woods (story), Christy Cabanne (story)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Edeson ... Nathaniel Crosby - the Absentee / Power
Allan Sears Allan Sears ... Sampson Rhodes / Might (as A.D. Sears)
Alfred Paget ... Evil
George Beranger ... Tom Burke / Ambition (as George A. Beranger)
Augustus Carney ... David Lee / Contentment
Charles Lee Charles Lee ... Age
Elmo Lincoln ... The Toiler - in the Prologue (as Elmo Linkenhelt)
Olga Grey Olga Grey ... Ruth Farwell / Justice
Loretta Blake Loretta Blake ... Happiness
Juanita Hansen ... Genevieve Rhodes / Vanity (as Wahnetta Hanson)
Mildred Harris ... Innocence
Monte Blue ... Ignorance
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Storyline

The Prologue shows man as 'Power,' garbed in Greek-classic costume, standing at the parting of life's highway. One road leads to 'Success' - the other to ''Failure'. He (Power) is confronted by a figure emblematic of 'Pleasure,' who points to out to him "the easiest way," then 'Ignorance' leads him to the end of the road. where 'Destruction' stands. The classic figures disappear and the story begins: 'Power-The Absentee' leaves his factory in charge of his manager 'Might." who wrecks the property in order that his wife, 'Extravagance," and his daughter, 'Vanity,' may devote themselves to lives of selfish pleasure. It is only when 'Justice,' the office stenographer. forces 'Power' to right the harm done to his employees that he sees the error in believing that 'Might' is right. Then comes the realization that 'Justice' should go hand-in-hand with 'Power," and so they are wed, and 'Ambition,''Opportunity' and 'Success' array themselves on his side. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Vivid Symbolic Photodrama (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1915 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some local censors deleted the role of Innocence, as portrayed by Mildred Harris. See more »

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