The Sable Blessing

Release Date:   9/11/1916
Distributor:   Mutual
Reels:   5
Brand:   Mutual Star Productions
Genre:   Comedy-drama
Director:   George Sargent
Writer:   Anthony Coldwey, Aaron Hoffman
Confirmed Cast:   Richard Bennett, Rhea Mitchell, Adrienne Morrison, Charles Newton, George Periolat, Alfred Hollingsworth
Story Summary:

Years after starting a job for fifteen dollars a week, John Slocum has worked his way down to eight, and so Henry, his ambitious uncle, decides to arrange a marriage between John and Bess, a childhood sweetheart who has since become a movie star. John is in love with Mary, however, while Bess's interests include only high-powered businessmen. Then, in a lottery, Mary wins a sable coat, which she gives to John. The clothing makes the man, as John begins to act like those who routinely wear furs, after which, following a tip from a wealthy friend, he makes a fortune in the stock market. Suddenly, Bess becomes interested in John and does her best to make him fall in love with her. John almost succumbs, but he finally realizes the falseness of his new, high-class acquaintances as well as the real motive for Bess's devotion, and so he marries Mary as quickly as possible.

-AFI

Unique Occurrences:

First in a series of productions featuring Richard Bennett following the success of "Damaged Goods."

The original title was "The Sable Curse."


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