To Cherish and Protect (1915)

After gambling with a customer's stock and losing, the stockbroking firm of Poole, Crane & Bream are completely ruined. They draw lots to see who will commit suicide. All are insured for ... See full summary »

Director:

William Humphrey

Writer:

William Vaughan Pettit (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry T. Morey ... Harry Crane
Harry Northrup ... James Poole
Gladden James ... Richard Bream
Estelle Mardo Estelle Mardo ... Helen Crane
Bobby Connelly ... Bobby Crane
Carolyn Birch Carolyn Birch ... Janet Poole
L. Rogers Lytton L. Rogers Lytton ... John Pratt
Louise Beaudet ... Marie Pratt
Denton Vane ... Bill McMahon
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After gambling with a customer's stock and losing, the stockbroking firm of Poole, Crane & Bream are completely ruined. They draw lots to see who will commit suicide. All are insured for amounts sufficient to cover their losses. Bream is secretly in love with Crane's wife, Helen, and he and Poole trick Crane so that he draws the fatal slip. After Bream assures Crane that his wife and child will be taken care of, Crane promises to end his life at 12 o'clock that night. Instead, he stumbles over the body of a suicide and exchanges identities with the dead man. Helen is cheated out of her insurance money, and forced into poverty, then believing her husband dead; for the sake of her child, marries Bream. One night, under the glare of a street lamp, Crane comes face to face with Bream and Poole, but they ignore his threats. He follows them to the home of Potts, the insurance company head, where some thrilling adventures take place. Bream and Poole once more try to 'frame' Crane, but Bill ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1915 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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