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Peacock Alley is an imaginary city, but its inhabitants are familiar to all. Here dwells Divorcee (the Heart Pirate), unable to pay her bills. Here also is Remittance Man (a Marriage Pirate... See full summary
Peacock Alley is an imaginary city, but its inhabitants are familiar to all. Here dwells Divorcee (the Heart Pirate), unable to pay her bills. Here also is Remittance Man (a Marriage Pirate), equally unable to meet demands, and the two meet and greet in Peacock Alley, plotting to introduce each other to wealthy Widower and Rich Girl, the end and aim of their existence being pleasure and possession of money to promote their plans. Willful Daughter, who is the Rich Girl, is forbidden by her parents to even read about Peacock Alley, but bored by these restrictions, she steals away there, and likewise there goes the Lonely Widower. There the pirates find their prey and there, in the shadows of the palm room, they plot. Another cheap and flashing figure is Candy Dolly, a salesgirl, who haunts Peacock Alley, waiting for the man with the dinner. There comes also Discontented Wife, who craves finery. They meet Gray Wolf (the man of the dinner) and Fox, who haunts the trail of the Gray Wolf. ...

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    • Author: Steel balls
    A phantasmagorical creation that seems to have been evolved to consume as much film as possible. The theme is far from moral and its elevating qualities are homeopathic. The photography and scenic effects can be recommended. - The Moving Picture World, May 16, 1914
  • Cast overview:
    Adrienne Kroell Adrienne Kroell
    Clifford Bruce Clifford Bruce
    William Walcott William Walcott
    Jack Nelson Jack Nelson
    Clara Armstrong Clara Armstrong
    Alma Russell Alma Russell
    Harold Vosburgh Harold Vosburgh
    Vera Hamilton Vera Hamilton
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