June Friday (1915)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |  
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Though the title of this Edison four-reeler was similar to the Louis Joseph Vance short story June Thursday, Joan Friday bore no resemblance to the Vance piece, beyond the fact that the film's heroine, like Vance's, struggled for happiness against enormous odds. Played by Gertrude McCoy, June Friday is tricked into a phony marriage by a big-city rake. She later enters into a legal union with her hometown sweetheart, but the rake comes back into her life, threatening to tell all about her "shady" past if she doesn't cough up some money in a hurry. The panic-stricken heroine responds by stabbing the villain to death -- an act of self-defense, but one which will likely earn her a murder conviction. June is spared this fate when her father, already terminally ill, kills himself, leaving behind a note in which he confesses to the murder.

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blackmail, daughter, death, father, husband, lawyer, love, marriage, stabbing, suicide, wedding