unknown Copyright status unknown. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
William Pike as John Wilson and Beatriz Michelena as Kate Wilson in the California Motion Pictue Corporation (CMPC) production of The Unwritten Law, 1916. This film was based on the novel of the same name by Edwin Milton Royle, which in turn was based on the true crime story of Stanford White's murder in 1906. A morality play, this film proved to be the CMPC's biggest money maker. After its initial run, it was re-edited and expanded from five to seven reels, increasing its running time to ninety minutes. The CMPC was located in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael, California between 1914 and 1921.The studio produced 15 films including Salomy Jane which survives in its entirety in the Library of Congress archives.