The War Bride's Secret (1916)

Drama | 9 October 1916

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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
21 Oct 16
pp. 939-40.
MPN
21 Oct 16
p. 2556.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 534, 618
NYDM
26 Aug 16
p. 1392, 1442
Variety
13 Oct 16
p. 25.
Wid's
12 Oct 16
p. 1021.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
8 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9268
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jean, a Scottish lass, secretly marries Colin, her soldier lover, who is about to leave for the European front, then confides to her mother that she is pregnant. Later, she receives false information that Colin has been killed in action and decides that she must provide her child with a father. Jean marries Robin Gray, an elderly farmer who is her parents' choice, and while Colin lies severely wounded in an army hospital, love grows between the new couple. When Colin recovers from his wounds and returns to Jean, Robin quickly realizes that she still loves Colin deeply and gracefully steps aside for the younger man. Colin and Jean live together happily and Robin feels pride in his ... +


Jean, a Scottish lass, secretly marries Colin, her soldier lover, who is about to leave for the European front, then confides to her mother that she is pregnant. Later, she receives false information that Colin has been killed in action and decides that she must provide her child with a father. Jean marries Robin Gray, an elderly farmer who is her parents' choice, and while Colin lies severely wounded in an army hospital, love grows between the new couple. When Colin recovers from his wounds and returns to Jean, Robin quickly realizes that she still loves Colin deeply and gracefully steps aside for the younger man. Colin and Jean live together happily and Robin feels pride in his sacrifice. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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