Beautifully engraved certificate from the Mirror Films, Inc
issued in 1916. This historic document was printed by Broun-Green Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, Clifford B. Harmon and Secretary, F. J. Hastings and is over 90 years old. The certificate was issued to Edward Gridley.
The company made the following two silent movies in 1916:1. The Marriage Bond (1916)
Nat C. Goodwin (John Harwood)
Margaret Green (Jane Wilton)
Summary: Trading love for financial security and a chance to save her father from ruin, Jane Wilton breaks her engagement with her sweetheart Herbert Temple in order to marry the wealthy John Harwood. After she and John have a son, however, Jane goes back to her former sweetheart who is now engaged to Hope Galt. During a dinner party, a Harwood servant, an idiot, overhears Jane speculating with Herbert about what they would do if she suddenly became a widow. That night, John is wounded by a gunshot and Herbert is arrested on circumstantial evidence. Aware of his wife's persistent love for Herbert, John eagerly supports the police's accusations, ignoring Jane's distraught protestations. Finally, John, moved by his son's great need for his mother's love, unexpectedly announces in court that his attacker was the idiot, not Herbert. Vindicated, Herbert happily reunites with Hope. Still in love with his wife and determined that his son shall have a mother, John is reconciled with Jane, who welcomes the chance to start her marriage over again.2. Wall Street Tragedy (1916)
Nat C. Goodwin (Norton)
Richard Neill (Ranson)
Mabel Wright (Mrs. Norton)
Summary: Norton, a cold-blooded mine owner, sells two stockbroker acquaintances short and causes them financial ruin on a copper stock deal. By introducing Norton to Yvette, an adventuress, Ranson, the younger of the two stockbrokers, vows to wreak a costly revenge. Norton has many romantic trysts with Yvette and eventually his invalid wife discovers his infidelity and dies of a brokenheart. After Norton marries Yvette, Lois, his daughter, returns home from boarding school. While Yvette turns Lois out, Ranson ruins Norton on Wall Street. Because he can no longer support her financially, Yvette dumps Norton and he becomes a derelict. To further harass Norton's family, Yvette hires "The Rat" to molest Lois, but Norton rescues her in time. Eventually, Ranson is killed and after Yvette is accused of his murder, Lois and her rehabilitated father reunite.