The Gentle Intruder

A print of "The Gentle Intruder" is suspected to exist in the Netherlands.

U.S.A. Release: February 17, 1917

Produced by: American Film Corporation
Distributed by: Mutual Film Corporation
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Written by: Clifford Howard

Black & White
Five Reels
Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format

Mary Miles Minter as Sylvia
George Fisher as Arnold
Eugenie Forde as Mrs. Baxter
Harvey Clark as Mr. Baxter
Franklin Ritchie as The Count
Marie Van Tassell
George Periolat
Ethel Ullman

Sylvia, played by Mary Miles Minter, unknowingly becomes a wealthy young woman upon the death of a rich uncle who leaves her his estate with the stipulation that it's to be administered by his attorney, Mr. Baxter. The lawyer, facing some financial difficulties, treats the money as his own. As the story evolves, Sylvia begins to have positive influence on the Baxter's son, Arnold, helping him to mend his carousing ways. That said, we should already know how the story is going to evolve.

Arnold eventually discovers his fathers misappropriation of Sylvias' inheritance and forces it's return. The Baxter's, faced with the prospects of ruin, beg the young woman's forgiveness which, being Mary Miles Minter, is a given will happen. A happy ending is assured as Sylvia and Arnold, smitten with each other, marry.

* A print of "The Gentle Intruder" is suspected to exist at the Netherlands Filmmuseum, although we've heard nothing definative. Please contact us if you know more.

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