The Heart of Jennifer

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The Heart of Jennifer
An old photo showing a woman embracing a man in front of two horses
Scene from the film
Directed by James Kirkwood, Sr.
Produced by Daniel Frohman
Story by Edith Barnard Delano
Starring Hazel Dawn
James Kirkwood, Sr.
Irene Howley
Russell Bassett
Harry C. Browne
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • August 30, 1915 (1915-08-30)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Heart of Jennifer is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by James Kirkwood, Sr. and written by Edith Barnard Delano. The film stars Hazel Dawn, James Kirkwood, Sr., Irene Howley, Russell Bassett, and Harry C. Browne.[1][2] The film was released on August 30, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.


A man gives aid to another man on the condition that he can marry the man's daughter. The daughter refuses and goes to a lumber camp with her father. At the lumber camp she marries a man named James Murry. The first man finds her and convinces her husband that she only married him for the money. This causes problems in their relationship. The man ends up getting her sister pregnant too and when he refuses to marry her, the sister kills him. To protect her sister the woman claims to have done it. The lumber camp man realizes his wife was only sacrificing herself for her sister, and that effort helps to reunite the couple.[3]


Scene from the film.[4]


No prints of the film have survived. It is now lost.[5]


  1. ^ "The Heart of Jennifer (1915) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Heart-of-Jennifer - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Heart-of-Jennifer - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  4. ^ The Daily Messenger, 12/13/1915, p. 2
  5. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Heart of Jennifer

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