- Cast:Irving Cummings,Eleanor Woodruff,George Harcourt
Hodgson with really remarkable musical talent can get no chance to he recognized to show what he can do. His character lacking the strength needed to balance his genius he becomes discouraged and becomes addicted to drink. His only sympathy he finds in his neighbor, Ella Marvin, who unites a big heart with a splendid voice. Hodgson has written an opera called "The Sword of Damocles," which he knows is a masterpiece and which is dearer to him than his life. Though his heart is thoroughly devoted to Ella, when he finds her one day with his precious manuscript in her hand, singing from it; made forgetful by liquor he plainly shows his anger and wounds her to the quick. This breaks their friendship and the repentant man leaves his quarters for good and becomes a drink-crazed outcast. Winston, who has written some very clever compositions, has been commissioned by the directors of the opera to write them another, to be presented in the near future. He submits one, which is rejected. He ...
|Irving Cummings||-||Paul Hodgson - the Composer|
|Eleanor Woodruff||-||Ella Marvin|
|George Harcourt||-||Earle Winston|
A Sword of Damocles (1914)