A Price for Folly (1915)

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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Playboy Jean de Segni Antonio Moreno pays A Price for Folly that is a dear one in this 5-reel Vitagraph melodrama. After an extended drinking binge, Jean picks up a couple of chorus girls and celebrates some more. Meanwhile, his father, the Duke de Segni (Charles Kent), lies on his deathbed, wondering what will become of his beloved wife (Louise Beaudet) when Jean assumes leadership of the family. Ultimately, the Duke rallies long enough to kill his wife rather than allow her to be dragged into the gutter by her no-good son. At this point, Jean realizes that the previous events have all been a horrible dream, whereupon he instantly vows to reform his ways. The only "loser" in the story is Mlle. Dorothy Jardeau (Edith Storey) a gold-digging actress who had very nearly snared Jean as her husband.



actor, alcoholism, dream, dreams, killing, playboy