Death’s Marathon 1913

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Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner, much to her later regret. He squanders money on gambling, as his interest in her gradually wanes. One day after losing the company money in a card game, he decides to commit suicide. He telephones his wife from the office, as he puts a revolver near his head. The wife tries to keep him talking while the reliable business partner races to the office in an attempt to save his old friend. Will he make it in time?
– Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

Initial release: June 14, 1913
Director: D. W. Griffith
Screenplay: William E. Wing
Story by: William E. Wing
Production company: Biograph Company

Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Walter Miller |

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Author: Old Boy

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