The Triumph of the Weak

The Triumph of the Weak

Infobox Film
name = The Triumph of the Weak

image_size =
caption =
director = Tom Terris
producer =
writer = Edith Ellis
narrator =
starring = Alice Joyce
Walter McGrail
Templar Saxe
Eulalie Jensen
music =
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Vitagraph
released = 13 May 1918
runtime =
country = USA
language = Silent film
English intertitles
budget =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0009725

"The Triumph of the Weak" is a 1918 Vitagraph drama, directed by Tom Terris, and written by Edith Ellis. It is the story of a woman who steals to provide food for her child and the consequence which follow her act, the narrow escapes she has of the many pitfalls, in her efforts to live in the straight and narrow path. This film appears to be lost.


"Frank Merrill", a Great Lakes pilot, loses his life in a storm and his wife, "Edith", to support her child leaves for the city where she steals and is imprisoned. Three years later, upon her release, she takes her child from the state orphanage and goes to another city where she secures employment in a department store. She marries the superintendent, "Jim Roberts". "Mabel", who served time with "Edith", is freed and arranges with "Mickey Bill" to enlist the aid of "Edith" in a robbery under threat of exposure. The burglary is committed, and when "Mabel" is trapped "Edith", rearing a revelation of her past, says that she is responsible. In a trap laid by "Detective Jordan" to get "Mabel" the truth comes out and "Edith"'s past is laid bare to her husband. He forgives her and the thieves are rounded up.


*Alice Joyce
*Walter McGrail
*Templar Saxe
*Eulalie Jensen
*Adele DeGarde
*William Carr
*Bernard Siegel

External links

*imdb title|id=0009725|title=The Triumph of the Weak

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Antichrist (book) — The Antichrist   Cover of the 2005 Cosimo edition …   Wikipedia

  • The Counter-Reformation —     The Counter Reformation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Counter Reformation     The subject will be considered under the following heads:     I. Significance of the term II. Low ebb of Catholic fortunes III. St. Ignatius and the Jesuits,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Black Bat — was the name of two characters featured in different pulp magazine series in the 1930s which had nothing to do with each other.The first Black BatHe appeared in Black Bat Detective Mysteries , a short lived pulp which saw six issues, all written… …   Wikipedia

  • Weak interaction — Standard model of particle physics …   Wikipedia

  • The Idler (1758–1760) — This article is about the 18th century series of essays. For other publications called The Idler, see The Idler (disambiguation). The Idler was a series of 103 essays, all but twelve of them by Samuel Johnson, published in the London weekly the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Monkees — For the TV series, see The Monkees (TV series). For the album, see The Monkees (album). This article is about the musical group. The Monkees The Monkees, left to right: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith …   Wikipedia

  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex — Infobox Film name = The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex image size = 200px caption = director = Michael Curtiz producer = Hal B. Wallis (executive producer) Robert Lord (associate producer) writer = Maxwell Anderson (play) Norman Reilly… …   Wikipedia

  • The Age of Reason — The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology , a deistic treatise written by eighteenth century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy… …   Wikipedia

  • The Doobie Brothers — Doobie Brothers in Berkeley, California, September 11, 1982. L to R: : Michael Hossack, Patrick Simmons, John Hartman, Tom Johnston. Background information Origin San Jose …   Wikipedia

  • The Legislative Assembly and the fall of the French monarchy — The French Revolution was a period in the history of France covering the years 1789 to 1799, in which republicans overthrew the Bourbon monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church perforce underwent radical restructuring. This article covers the one… …   Wikipedia