The Livid Flame (1914)

Burkhart, a prominent business man, owner of a leading mercantile establishment, and the popular candidate for governor on the Citizens' ticket, becomes impressed with the ability of James ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Francis J. Grandon

Writer:

William E. Wing (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lafe McKee ... R. Hayes Burkhardt (as Lafayette McKee)
Earle Foxe ... James McNair
Adda Gleason ... Mrs. James McNair
Charles Wheelock ... Henderson
Roy Watson Roy Watson
Philo McCullough
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Storyline

Burkhart, a prominent business man, owner of a leading mercantile establishment, and the popular candidate for governor on the Citizens' ticket, becomes impressed with the ability of James McNair, a young attorney, and engages him to look after his legal business. He has a comfortable income from his law practice, and has a charming wife and little baby whom he loves devotedly. But the brilliant young lawyer has a weakness which he has successfully hidden from his wife and from his intimate associates. He has not taken a drink of liquor for several years because he realizes that if he once takes the first glass, he will become again a victim to its thralldom. One day while in company with Burkhart, they enter a café and Burkhart insists that McNair shall take a drink with the party. McNair declines and takes a cigar instead. However, Burkhart rallies him and jokes him until finally the young man tosses down a glassful of raw whiskey, and immediately the inclination for the stimulant ...

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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