In Wolf's Clothing (1914)

Helen Lindroth and Alice Joyce in IN WOLF'S CLOTHING (1914)

Helen Lindroth (left rear) and Alice Joyce (in wedding dress)

"IN WOLF'S CLOTHING" (Fourth of the Alice Joyce Series-Special-Two Parts-July 20). - Carter Gordon, a fortune-hunter, becames (sic) betrothed to Daisy Brooks, daughter of a millionaire. Frame, Brooks' attorney, calls at the house to deliver some securities to his client. Dick Worth, his chum comes with him. Carter is furious when he sees Daisy and Dick become interested in each other. The fortune-hunter sees Brooks place the securities in the library safe. Hard pressed for cash, Carter attempts to steal the documents, but is discovered in the act by Dick and Brooks. The shock kills Brooks before he can warn his daughter against marrying the scoundrel. Believing that Daisy loves Carter, Dick maintains silent. Later he warns Carter that he will hold him accountable for Daisy's future happiness.

Realizing how deeply Dick loves Daisy, and knowing that the girl loves h chum, Frame plans to unite the two. Believing Carter is merely marrying the girl for her money, Frame informs him that Brooks has died penniless. The information reaches Carter on his wedding day. The man promptly prepares to flee. When the bridegroom fails to appear, Dick, who is among the wedding guests, suspects something wrong and goes after Carter. The latter is just about to go abroad. Furious, Dick thrashes him and compels Carter to accompany him. Daisy is overjoyed then the two apear (sic). Frame, however, realizing the truth, denounces Carter as a fortune hunter just as the marriage ceremony is about to take place. The scoundrel slinks away.

Overcome with shame, Daisy faints in Dick's arms. He carries the girl into the library where she recovers. Then comes the knowledge that Daisy's only reason for not breaking her engagement was her pledged word. Happy in the knowledge that Daisy has loved him all the time, Dick takes her in his arms.

--Moving Picture World, July 18, 1914, page 463.

IN WOLF'S CLOTHING (Kalem) July 20 - Alice Joyce two-part picture that, in spite of its rather artificial situation creates marked suspense. It accomplishes this by the boldness of its artifice. Like a swiftly moving cloud, it has, with no substance at all, a quality that carries away one watching it. The photography in this print is not quite up to Kalem quality, but is fair. A good offering. W. E. Wing is the author.

--Moving Picture World, August 1, 1914, page 705


The Moving Picture World's reviewer of films was in error in giving credit to W. E. Wing for the recent Kalem picture. "In Wolf's Clothing." The author of this lively effective and entertaining offering is Mark S. Reardon.

--Moving Picture World, August 8, 1914, page 818

The 1916 and 1917 Motion Picture Studio Directories and Trade Annual also list Mark S. Reardon as the screenwriter. -- Bruce

"In Wolf's Clothing" (Kalem, Two Reels. Mon., July 20.) - This is the fourth feature of the Alice Joyes (sic) Series. The plot of the story is weak and improbable, and the task of the actors is indeed difficult to make the characters seem convincing. The acting of Alice Joyes (sic), and her supporters, Tom Moore, Robert Walker, Harry  Hallam and Helen Lindroth overcomes, however, these deficiencies to a certain extent.

--Motion Picture News, August 1, 1914, page 61-62

with Alice Joyce and Tom Moore. Directed by Robert Vignola. Kalem.

More Information on this film...





Last Modified March 29, 2015